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Halblange Parsnip

Botanical Name: Pastinaca sativa

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Description

120 days. Sweet and smooth, Halblange parsnip is vigorous and uniform and stood out in our parsnip trials. Have we said that we really love parsnips!?! Sweet like carrots yet “sticks-to-the-ribs” like potatoes – roasted, steamed, or boiled, they are an essential ingredient in our kitchen. Parsnips are planted in spring, grow all summer long and then harvested after cold weather in fall. They can also be overwintered in the ground and harvested in Spring when they develop extreme sweetness. Thanks to our friends at Adaptive Seeds for first introducing us to this awesome parsnip which was bred by Bingenheim, a German Biodynamic seed company. (aka Halblange Weisse) HM

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Parsnips can be planted in the spring or summer, when soil temp is between 45-85° usually between April-late June. Sow ½” deep, 1-2” between seeds in rows 18-24” apart. Seeds normally take 3 weeks to germinate, so keep soil moist until emergence. Thin plants to 2-3” apart.

 Harvest:

Dig roots in the fall after 1st frost but before ground is frozen, or leave in the ground through the winter. If overwintering in the ground, consider adding mulch before snowfall, and dig before tops begin to regrow in the spring. Roots store best with tops removed, at 32° F and 95% humidity, for up to 5 months.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Parsnips are biennial and will produce seed in the second growing season. Insect pollinated, separate parsnip varieties by ½ mile. Minimum 5 plants for viable seeds, 20-50 for variety maintenance, 80+ for genetic preservation.

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Description

120 days. Sweet and smooth, Halblange parsnip is vigorous and uniform and stood out in our parsnip trials. Have we said that we really love parsnips!?! Sweet like carrots yet “sticks-to-the-ribs” like potatoes – roasted, steamed, or boiled, they are an essential ingredient in our kitchen. Parsnips are planted in spring, grow all summer long and then harvested after cold weather in fall. They can also be overwintered in the ground and harvested in Spring when they develop extreme sweetness. Thanks to our friends at Adaptive Seeds for first introducing us to this awesome parsnip which was bred by Bingenheim, a German Biodynamic seed company. (aka Halblange Weisse) HM

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Parsnips can be planted in the spring or summer, when soil temp is between 45-85° usually between April-late June. Sow ½” deep, 1-2” between seeds in rows 18-24” apart. Seeds normally take 3 weeks to germinate, so keep soil moist until emergence. Thin plants to 2-3” apart.

 Harvest:

Dig roots in the fall after 1st frost but before ground is frozen, or leave in the ground through the winter. If overwintering in the ground, consider adding mulch before snowfall, and dig before tops begin to regrow in the spring. Roots store best with tops removed, at 32° F and 95% humidity, for up to 5 months.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Parsnips are biennial and will produce seed in the second growing season. Insect pollinated, separate parsnip varieties by ½ mile. Minimum 5 plants for viable seeds, 20-50 for variety maintenance, 80+ for genetic preservation.

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