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I recently ordered 3x3 different colours of hyssop. One lot died and so I had to re-order. Victoriana nursery were great & very quickly they sent some more. All are now doing well! Under the pressure of delivering all their lovely plants online, during covid19, they have been marvellous and I will certainly use them again!
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Parsnip Seed Blend

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Pastinaca sativa 'Tender and True' / 'White Gem'

  • Two of our favourite varieties of Parsnip!
  • Long roots from one short and stubby from the other.
  • Both resistant to canker and both have an excellent flavour.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 200 seeds.

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These two favourite varieties of parsnip will give you the best of both worlds - short and stubby roots from 'White Gem' and long tapering roots from 'Tender and True'. Both grow alongside each other very happily.

Both are smooth-skinned, a strong resistance to canker and a truly sublime sweet flavour. We really cannot rate these varieties highly enough - and all from one packet of seed!

  • Sow March to mid May (we have sown as late as May 26 and had good results).
  • Sow three seeds every 6" (15 cm) in" (2 cm) deep drills 18" (45 cm) apart.
  • When large enough to handle thin to one plant per station.
  • Top Tips
  • Do not be tempted to start these early in plugs or in toilet role cores; transplanted parsnips always result in fangy roots!
  • Similarly avoid sowing into freshly manured ground as this to will cause fangy roots.
  • Keep parsnips watered during dry spell to avoid cracking or hard cores.
  • Whilst you can start harvesting in late summer, for thetruly best flavour do not start lifting and using until after the first frost - patience really is a virtue when it comes to the flavour of parsnips. Frost in the ground converts the starch in the roots to sugar giving them extra sweetness.

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A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.

Plants Awarded The RHS Award Of Garden Merit
A listing of the seed and plant varieties sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that have been awarded the Award Of Garden Merit by the RHS.




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