Parsnip Tender and True
Parsnip Tender and True, one of the most popular varieties. Very uniform, pale coloured skin and outstanding flavour. Good choice for the show bench.
Plot Type:Outdoor plot
Class:Winter Root Vegetable
Where To Sow: Sow the seeds thinly, direct into the growing site, 2cm deep in rows 45cm apart. A stone free tilth is preferable.
What To Do Next: Do not transplant seedlings. As soon as seedlings appear they should be gradually thinned until plants are 10cm - 20cm apart. Root size is spacing dependent - for small roots space 10cm apart - for larger roots space up to 20cm apart. Hoe regularly but ensure you do not damage the crown or the root.
Handy Tip: As parsnips occupy ground for a long time, grow a quick maturing vegetable like Lettuce or Radish between the rows.
Nutritional Value: Good source of energy boosting Carbohydrates. High in vitamin C and potassium.
Companion Plants: Garlic, onions, peas, potatoes and radish