Parsnip

Parsnip

Pastinaca sativa

Plant family

Umbellifers (Apiaceae)

Season Overview

Sowing

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Very humid

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Seeding distance

15 cm

Row spacing

30 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

Mid of June

Pest protection

Mid of June

Mulch

Every four Weeks

Mid of June

Thinning

Description

Like the carrot, the parsnip is a biennial crop from the umbelliferae family. However, when grown as a vegetable, it is harvested in the first year. This is because in the second year it flowers and the root is then no longer edible. The turnips are yellowish-white and take a long time to grow to harvest maturity. Parsnip is a very old vegetable, which was almost forgotten. Therefore, there are only a few varieties.

Origin:

Eastern Mediterranean

Growing tips

In cool temperatures, it is recommended to cover the plants with fleece. For young plants, regular weed control is necessary. In summer, the plants need a good water supply, as they form a lush foliage. Before harvesting, it is useful to loosen the soil to make it easier to pull the roots out of the ground. Covering the soil with straw or fleece facilitates harvesting, as this prevents the soil from freezing.

Diseases

Downy Mildew

Angular Leaf Spot

Black Spot Disease

Red Spot Disease

Pests

Snails

Voles

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