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This short rooted, broad shouldered variety is just the job for shallow soils It is a high yielder, and the roots are delicious roasted or added to winter casseroles.

  • Ideal for shallow soils
  • High yielding
  • Product Details
  • How to Sow
  • Tips & Advice

Sowing Time



Harvest Time


Plant Spacing

40cm (16in)


15cm (6in)

Sowing Outdoors

  • Sow seed fairly thickly in pre-watered shallow rows, and cover with a little soil
  • Allow about 40cm (16in) between rows
  • Delay early sowings if soil is very wet or cold; later sowings will make up any lost time
  • As seedlings develop, thin them gradually, eventually to about 15cm (6in) apart
  • Keep soil moist until seedlings are established



  • Roots can be left in the ground until required
  • We believe their flavour improves after autumn frosts

Growing Tips

  • Parsnips do best in well dug, stone free soils which have not been recently manured
  • Always buy parsnip seed fresh each year, as it does not store well once the foil sachet has been opened


For any questions or advice, please contact our technical advice line on 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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