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Pastinaca sativa ‘Excalibur parsnip’

Parsnip

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Pastinaca sativa ‘Excalibur parsnip’ (Parsnip). F1 hybrid. A long cream-coloured parsnip with a smooth skin; uniform shape.

Characteristics

Biennial, Vegetable

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°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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