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Heirloom Hollow Crown Parsnip Seeds | Grow Hollow Crown Parsnips


 
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Hollow Crown is a popular, high quality parsnip with long, smooth, white roots. Roots range from 10 to 15" long x 2.8 to 3" in diameter with no side roots. Sweet white flesh has good flavor and keeps well over winter. Yields best when grown in deeply prepared soils.

Average time to maturity: 95 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 give parsnips their flavor, and comes from the conversion of 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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3rd year fan October 6, 2014
Reviewer: Jeanine New Mexico from NM United States  
This is my third season planting seed from My Patriot and I only have to buy new things I want to try because the seeds saved off the previous plants are excellent! All of my plants have been fruitful and I'm a fan! Thank you !

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Packaging/Shipping October 2, 2014
Reviewer: Stephanie Bickford from Sheridan , OR United States  
The packaging is very well and would keep the seeds dry and safe for quite a while. They arrived fairly quickly.

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Parsnip August 3, 2014
Reviewer: Jackie S. from Angola, IN United States  
I planted these in early spring when I planted my peas. It looks like all of the seeds came up. I don't know much about parsnips, but I have a lot of healthy looking greens. I cannot tell what is happening beneath the soil where the actual parsnips are. It appears that they might be very small still, but I am not sure.

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parsnips July 10, 2014
Reviewer: Natalie Tyndall from Springtown, TX United States  
They have not sprouted yet.

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Ready for spring February 26, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Riverdale, NE United States  
Wonderful experience, love the packaging and can't wait to plant and harvest the crop from this purchase!

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