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Pastinaca Genus

Parsnip

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General Needs

  • SoilWell drained

Description

Pastinaca genus (Parsnip). There are about 14 species of biennials or perennials, they have simple or pinnate leaves and yellow flowers.

Characteristics

Perennials or Biennials, Vegetables

Cultivation

Grow in full sun in well-drained. Poor soil can be improved by digging in plenty of compost, but do not use fresh manure as it may cause forked or misshapen roots. Propagate from seed sown in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to slugs, canker, celery fly or greenfly.

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