120 days. Pastinaca sativa
A uniform, smooth white parsnip with 10-12” long roots well worth the growing time. Lancer Parsnip is a sweet storage vegetable that gets sweeter if left in the ground past frost. Parsnips do best in loose soil without weed pressure to compete with. Avoid planting in wet areas.
Certified organic 100+ seeds/pkt
Sow parsnips once soil temp is about 77 degrees F. Seeds must stay moist and take anywhere from 16 to 25 days to germinate so this can be difficult. We have found the best way is to plant seeds shallow and water well and then cover with row cover or even a board for 5 or 6 days to help maintain moist soil and suppress those early weeds. After the first 7 days check ever couple of days to make sure soil does not dry out until seeds germinate.
Cochrane Family Farm is a Certified organic family farm that follows permaculture practices to continually improve the soil. We do not use any chemical sprays or other chemical inputs and only grow hand tended heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. We do not grow any vegetable or herb hybrids. Because of these practices our seeds are well adapted and vigorous.
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