Botanical Interests Organic Parsnip Turga
100-110 days. Vigorous and productive with sweet, nutty flavor. Enjoy all year, store in the ground through the winter.
Versatile and nutritious parsnips are being added to the menus of many gourmet restaurants. You'll love the tender carrot-like roots for their sweet and distinctive flavor that's delicious in soups and stews, mashed, stir-fried or roasted. The trick to growing the sweetest parsnips? Wait to harvest the roots until after the first frost. Cold temperatures change the starch into sugar making them sweet and flavorful.
This packet plants two 7-foot rows.
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. Late spring or early summer, about 4 months before first fall frost. In warm/hot summer areas, sow in fall for harvest the following spring.
When to start inside: Not recommended.
Special germination instructions: Slow to germinate. Soak seeds in water for 12 - 24 hours before planting.
Harvesting: To harvest parsnips, dig them up with a shovel or garden fork being careful not to cut or damage roots. If you wish to harvest before winter, leave parsnips in the ground for at least two weeks after a hard fall frost. You can improve the sweetness by storing at 32-34° F for two weeks before using. If you leave parsnips in the soil over winter, throw a few inches of soil over the crowns and mulch heavily with straw or compost after the first fall frosts. Stored starches are changed to sugar in early spring as the old plants prepare for new growth, thus roots harvested in early spring are especially tender and sweet. The roots lose flavor and become fibrous if you do not harvest them before new tops and seed stalks begin to grow.
Contents: Pastinaca sativa
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.