Parsnip 'Javelin' F1 / Award winning tasty British variety / Seeds

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Parsnip 'Javelin' F1 / Award winning tasty British variety / Seeds

A tasty and sweet British bred hybrid variety of Parsnip with good yields and high quality slender wedge shaped roots.  The roots have level crowns and smooth roots and are exhibition winners.  Javelin has good canker resistance and is slow to make hair roots, even when harvested late.  It has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.  The roots can be harvested from September to January.  They store well in winter.

Parsnips prefer full sun and rich well drained stone-free cultivated soil.

Pack of approx 200 seeds.  Sow directly in the soil outside in the spring from March/April to June.   Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the seed packet.


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Hardiness Hardy biennial, harvested in the first year
Height 30cm
Spread 30 - 50cm
Conditions  Full sun and rich cultivated soil

Sow directly into deeply cultivated soil (free from stones) from March to June.  Sow the seeds 2cm deep, in clusters of 3 or 4 seeds, each cluster 10-15cm apart, in rows 30-40cm apart.  Germination takes 3-4 weeks, longer in cold soil.  Keep seeds well-watered until germination.  Thin the seedlings to 1 per cluster. 

Grow & Harvest

Start harvesting the parsnips about 4 months from sowing, generally September to January.  Parsnips seem to taste sweeter if left in the soil until frosted.  Parsnips store well in boxes of sand.