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Parsnip Seeds

Parsnip Seeds (Tender & True)

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RRP: 2.99
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Parsnip Seeds - Description

  • Variety: Tender & True Parsnip Seeds
  • Packet Size: Approx. 800 Seeds
  • Produces Thick Pointed White Root
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner
  • Suitable for a Winter Harvest
  • Long Roots with Little Core

Parsnip Seeds - Sowing Tips

  • Sow: March to June
  • Harvest: Late September onwards
  • Neutral or alkaline soil is best
  • A rich heavy soil will give strong, well shaped parsnips
  • See how to grow tab for full growing instructions

Parsnip Seeds - Uses

  • Great for home cooking
  • Suitable for resale

Parsnip Seeds - Advantages

  • The parsnip Variety True &Tender are award winning Parsnips
  • Packs lots of flavour
  • Low cost
  • Very easy to grow, requires little attention
  • Can pick when required or in bulk
  • A great winter vegetable
  • Good disease resistance


  • Sowing Instructions
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest
  • Storage
  • Pests & Diseases

Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing time: Sow from March to June
  • Stagger sowing times for a continual harvest
  • Can be sown undercover from early February using a garden cloche or green house
  • Sowing Location: Sow direct in rows on vegetable plot
  • Prepare drills 1cm deep, spacing drills 25cm apart
  • Sow as thinly as possible to reduce the need to thin out later
  • Can sow three seeds every 15cm and thin later
  • Parsnips can be slow to germinate
  • If thinning is required, do so once seedlings develop their first true leaves
  • This minimizes competition and allows for faster growth
  • Keep rows well weeded using a garden hoe every two weeks

Crop Maintenance

  • Soil: Prefers a position in full sun or partial shade
  • Soil should be deep, light, free draining, similar to carrots
  • Heavy clay soils are not suitable – improve by added sufficient well rotted farmyard manure or horticultural grit
  • Start digging over soil in late winter or early spring
  • Aim to achieve a fine crumbly texture
  • When cultivating remove all weeds, roots, rocks and small stones
  • Fresh manure and small stones can cause parsnip roots to split
  • Do not add manure as it can make the soil too rich for the seeds
  • Sand will add drainage so mix seeds with a handful
  • Make sure to keep moist

Harvest your Parsnips

  • Parsnips take longer to mature than most other crops
  • Around 28 weeks is required from date of sowing seeds
  • This is why starting seed under cover in February is sometimes done
  • From Late September onwards parsnips can be harvested, once the foliage begins to die back
  • Water well one week before lifting
  • Use a garden fork to lift roots from soil

How to Store Parsnips

  • Parsnips store best in the ground over the winter
  • Alternatively place parsnips in a wooden box in sand, prevent any light reaching roots
  • Allow good air flow and store in a cool, dry place

Pests & Diseases for Parsnips

  • Pests: wireworm
  • A larvae which burrows into roots leaving small irregular holes throughout
  • Control: Common in poorly kept or newly developed vegetable patchy. Avoid long grass and untidy plots
  • Chemical control an option if pest problem is severe



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I waited until now to post a review. They are over half grown now and look very healthy with no signs of attack from any diseases or pests. Very happy with this variety of parsnip. Looking forward to my carrot and parsnip mash over the coming months

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    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
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    • Cost is €10
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