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Parsnip Seeds

Parsnip Seeds

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Parsnip: Main Characteristics

The parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is a vegetable that belongs to the Umbelliferae family. Its main characteristics include elongated edible roots, white or yellowish in color, with a sweet and mild flavor. Next, the historical aspects, growing conditions and techniques for growing parsnips will be described.

Historical background

The parsnip is a vegetable native to Europe and Western Asia. It has been consumed since ancient times and is believed to have been introduced to North America by European settlers. During the Middle Ages, parsnips were a common food in the European diet, although their popularity has declined over time.

Sowing Time to Harvest

The planting time for parsnips depends on the climatic region. In temperate climates, they can be sown in spring or late winter, while in warmer climates, autumn sowing is preferable to avoid intense heat. The period from planting to harvest is usually approximately 90 to 120 days.

Soil and Climate

Parsnips thrive in deep, well-drained soil. They prefer slightly alkaline soils with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5. The soil should be free of stones and roots to allow the growth of straight, uniform roots. The optimal climate for parsnips is temperate, with average temperatures between 15°C and 24°C.


Parsnips are frost resistant and can withstand cold temperatures. However, they do not tolerate extreme heat, so it is important to avoid exposure to temperatures above 30°C.

Most Recommended Sowing Method

Planting is done by direct sowing in the place where the parsnips will grow. They can be planted in furrows or lines, spaced approximately 15-20 cm apart. The seeds should be placed 1 to 2 cm deep in the soil.

Sowing and Germination Depth

Parsnips require shallow planting, usually 1 to 2 cm. Seed germination can take 10 to 20 days, depending on temperature and humidity conditions.

Cultivation and Irrigation

Keeping the soil evenly moist is crucial for the growth of parsnips. Regular watering is recommended, especially during dry periods. Avoid overwatering, as waterlogging can cause root rot.


The parsnip is harvested when the roots reach a suitable size, usually 15 to 20 cm in length. It can be harvested at any time during its growing period, but becomes tastier after the first frosts, as the cold helps convert starches into sugars, improving its flavor. Use a garden fork or shovel to carefully lift the roots, avoiding damaging them. Wash and store parsnips in a cool, humid place to prolong their shelf life.

By following these guidelines, you will be able to enjoy a successful harvest of parsnips in your garden or orchard.

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