Parsnip Seeds – All-American
This little root has it all! Sweet, tender, with an unbeatable texture–no wonder this is our most popular Parsnip! All-American is right, this one is a heavy hitter!
Name:Parsnip Seeds – All-American
Botanical Name:Pastinaca sativa
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Cool Season
Plant Type:Root Vegetable
Fruit Size:10-12″ long, 3″ diameter
Days to Maturity:90-120 Days
Plant Spacing:3-5 inches
Planting Depth:1/4 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How to Grow All American Parsnips
When to Plant Parsnips Seeds
Parsnips need plenty of time to grow, so sow your seeds as soon as the ground is workable. Ensure that the soil is at least 46 degrees F so the seeds will germinate well.
Where to Plant Parsnip Seeds
An area that has full sun is ideal for Parsnips, but they are able to grow in some shade as well.
How to Plant Parsnips Seeds
Parsnips need a long growing season so plant as soon as the soil is workable. Till or loosen your soil in the planting area. If your soil is not ideal, add some compost or organic material to amend the soil. Plant the seeds ¼ inch deep with about 2 seeds per inch. After you see growth in 2.5-3 weeks, thin out the seedlings so they are around 3-5 inches apart.
How to Harvest Parsnips
Parsnips taste better after a hard frost, so leave them in the ground for about 105 days before pulling them up. Loosen the soil around the roots with a fork before lifting them to avoid damaging the roots. Use immediately or store parsnips in a box of barely moist soil, peat, or sand. Store in a cool place for up to 4 months.