Parsnip

Parsnip

Pastinaca sativa

Plant family

Doldenblütler (Apiaceae) (Apiaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

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

Beginning of March

Sowing

Beginning of March

Weeding

Every week

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

Red Spot Disease

Black Spot Disease

Angular Leaf Spot

Downy Mildew

Pests

Snails

Voles