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Heirloom All American Parsnip Seeds | Grow All American Parsnips


 
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The All American Parsnip variety has white flesh and is tender with mild, delicate flavor! The roots are 10-12 inches long with a small core and a hollow crown.

All American is an excellent keeper and is frost resistant. Extra sweet when harvested in the fall!

Average time to maturity: 105 days


Detailed planting instructions:

Sow seeds ½ inch deep, 1 inch apart, in rows 18 to 24 inches apart, in early spring. Seeds germinate slowly, usually in about 2 to 3 weeks (longer in cold soils). To speed germination, keep soil moist. Sow along with radishes to break soil crust and mark row.

Thin to 3 to 4 inch spacings. Trim instead of pulling to avoid disturbing roots of remaining plants.

Mulch to suppress weeds and retain moisture.

Hill soil around base of plants to prevent greening of root shoulders.


HARVESTING

If you want really good tasting parsnips, and they're ready, dig some out right before the first frost. While some people think it's better to wait till just after, I and many others think they're better tasting harvesting them right before the first frost. The sugar which gives parsnips its flavor, and comes from conversion from its starch, is released as the weather becomes colder.

To keep root damage to a minimum, use a fork spade to dig under and root them out.

Decide how many parsnips you want for the near future, and you can just keep them over winter in the ground. Put about four to six inches of mulch over them to keep them in good condition in the soil. The roots of parsnips are not damaged by the soil freezing.

Do be sure to harvest the parsnips before the ground gets too hard and difficult to work with.

If you do keep some in the ground over winter, harvest them before the new growth emerges in the early spring.

You can store parsnips in a cool place for up to six months. In a refrigerator, normally two months is the maximum they last.

SAVING SEEDS

Parsnips make tall flower-heads of little yellow flowers in their second year, soon followed by huge numbers of papery seeds.

Leave a good number of only the very best and biggest roots in the ground overwinter for your seed crop,
otherwise you'll be keeping seed that tends to make small parsnips.

And pull up any that start to flower long before the others, you don't want to develop a strain that has a tendency to bolt!

You can only let one variety go to seed each year, as they cross easily. Other than that, parsnip is very easy to save seed from, and you'll get much better seed than you can buy - it doesn't keep or store well at all.

Radish and turnip also produce seed in their second year, so the process is similar.
Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: Contains vitamin C, and other nutrients.


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Parsnip seeds December 3, 2014
Reviewer: Kim from Rockford, IL United States  
Looking forward to planting these in the spring.
Received my order fast and in good shape.

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Veggie seed order September 13, 2014
Reviewer: Jean Liepold from Grantham, NH United States  
Absolutely wonderful: seeds were cheap in comparison to other companies, seeds were packaged in aluminum to prevent moisture and light, each package contained numerous seeds.....now wait until summer 2015  to plant!!!

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I found them! May 3, 2014
Reviewer: Robert Landwehr from Bogard, MO United States  
Not a lot of people around my area appear to have interest in parsnips, so it has been difficult to find this variety here.  If I cannot get around to planting these this year, the packet they are shipped in is likely to make them viable next year.

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Great veggie seeds March 25, 2014
Reviewer: Pamela Bellamy from Dahlonega, GA United States  
Of course my seeds haven't yet grown into adult plants but I've got starts growing happily.    I appreciate the packaging in the air tight resealable bags.    Thank you.

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Ditto Above March 22, 2014
Reviewer: Alan LaBar from White Earth, ND United States  
Ditto!!! Above

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