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Parsnip Seed 'Hollow Crown'

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Image of Parsnip Hollow Crown
Image of Parsnip Hollow Crown
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Pastinaca sativa 'Hollow Crown'

  • Dating back to the 1800's this is still a very difficult variety to beat!
  • Sweet mellow flavoured.
  • Very high yielding and with excellent resistance to canker.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 200 seeds.

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Over 200 years old and still pretty hard to beat! Rich true parsnip flavour which, in our view, is unsurpassed.

Roots can be up to 12" (30 cm) long and 3" (7.5 cm) in diameter; as the name suggests, they are hollow crowned. Flavour is gorgeously sweet and mellow.

Couple that with this variety's reliability, resistance to canker and high yield and you will understand why this has been a crop in our own family vegetable gardens every year for more than fifty years now!

  • 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 ¾" (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 the truly 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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