Parsnip: All-American

In areas where summers are hot, plant again in mid-July for a fall crop.

Maggots or rootworms could be a problem.

Dig when roots reach 2 inches in diameter.

This variety produces creamy wedge-shaped roots 3 inches across and 10-12 inches long.

Approximate Harvest Dates:
Jun 25, 2011

Will Plant a Fall Crop.

Preserving Notes: Parsnips will withstand freezing. Leave part of the crop in the ground and dig in the spring when the flavor is greatly improved.

Root Crops, including potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, rutabagas, winter radishes, kohlrabi and parsnips, adapt to home storage. This group stores best at near freezing with a high relative humidity.

Store unused roots in damp sand in a cool basement.

Root Cellars