Parsnip

Pastinaca sativa

Parsnip belongs to the umbelliferae family and has hermaphrodite flowers and foreign pollination (insects). Though it seems that there are some self-pollination. Parsnip is biennial and is cultivated in pure beds or with cover crops, such as spring barley, peas or spinach. Parsnip grows up to 180 cm high. Parsnip grows best on well drained sand-mulch or good clay-mulch. Parsnip has a poor competitiveness against weeds in the spring and autumn, it means that clean fields for seedlings must be used.

Seed amount: 6 kg per acres

Sowing: April.

Harvest: August.