Pelleted parsnip availability: We forecast for pelleted parsnips and ask that orders be placed before January 15, 2021. We cannot guarantee availability of pelleted seed for orders received after this date.
Parsnip Growing Information
Direct Seed:Direct seed when soil temperature has reached 55°F. Keep soil moistuntil seeds have germinated, which can take up to 4 weeks. Do not let soil dry out. Especially if planting pelleted seed.
Spacing: Sow seeds 1” apart. Thin to 3” apart in rows that are 18-24” apart, at a depth of ½-¾".
Growth needs: Grows best in well-drained, deep, loose, sandy loam soil.
Harvest: Parsnips require cold weather and frosts to attain their sweetness. Dig some roots to check fordesired sized to determine whenready. Tops can be mowed. Undercut or dig with a potato fork to loosen dirt and minimize root breakage.
Storage: Roots can be kept in the soil and dug as needed in climates where the ground doesn’t become frozen in the winter. Can be stored clean or dirty at 32° F at 95% humidity.