Kings Seeds Parsnip Imperial Crown

£1.40

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Description

STAR BUY.

Selected and maintained on our farm, Imperial Crown is chosen for its long smooth roots but with a small crown. This variety has an excellent sweet flavour and crunchy texture. Because of its uniformity it makes for a good exhibition variety.


Parsnip is a particularly British vegetable because of its winter hardiness. Thankfully it is now reviving as a popular choice thanks to more imaginative uses in cooking. Roast with your Sunday joint or par-boil, roll in flour and Parmesan cheese and roast, delicious!


WHEN TO SOW


March to May.


Where to Sow


Sow thinly direct into the growing site 2cm (¾””) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart. Try to choose a stone free tilth growing site. Parsnips can take up to 8 weeks to germinate depending on soil temperatures. You are better to delay sowings if soils are wet and cold.


What to do Next


Do not transplant seedlings. A s soon as seedlings appear , they should be gradually thinned until plants are 10cm 4in) apart. Hoe regularly , taking care not to damage the crown of the root.


MATURITY


September to February


HANDY TIP


Often considered that the flavour is sweeter once plants have had a good frost.


Nutritional Values


A good source of energy boosting carbohydrates and high in vitamin C and potassium.