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Pastinaca sativa

Parsnip

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  • Pastinaca sativa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.3m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip). For this root crop make sure the soil is fine and free of stones and other roots. Sow the seeds in groups of two or three. The colour of the parsnip is a creamy brown colour. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Biennial, Fragrant

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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. Harvesting may start in mid autumn. and end in late winter.

Propagation

Propagate from fresh seed sown in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Carrot fly and celery fly.

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