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Parsnip Half Length White [Pastinaca sativa]

Parsnip Half Length White [Pastinaca sativa]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

The parsnip 'Half length white' is a very old, biennial and versatile root vegetable that originates from southern and central Europe. Thousands of years ago, root vegetables were a rich staple food until they were replaced by today's potatoes and carrots. The juice of the parsnip was used as medicine during the great plague epidemic. This high-yielding variety produces 20-30 cm long, very even and well-formed creamy white, wedge-shaped roots with tall, strong and healthy leaves. The white roots have a pleasantly sweet and spicy taste and can be stored for a long time.

General information
Plant family: Apiaceae
Life cycle: Biennial
Days to harvest: 190 days
Plant height approx.: 30 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Heavy eater
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: Up to -20 °C
Location: Sunny until semi shady
Soil: Permeable, loamy, humic, stone-free

pH value: 5.5 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1-2 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 16-18 °C
Germination time: 7-21 days
Plant and row spacing: 10x40 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Lamb's lettuce, Beetroot, Spinach
Unfavorable mixed culture: Fennel, Carrot, Parsley, Celery

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from March to August.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from April to May.

Sow directly in rows.
Parsnip prefers a sunny location with a permeable, nutrient-rich, stone-free, humus-rich loamy soil. Prepare the soil with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
Due to the initially slow growth of the parsnips, it is recommended to weed the surrounding herbs regularly. Regular and constant watering results in faster growth. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 1-2 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Pastinaca sativa
English names: Parsnip
German names: Pastinake, Pestnake, Hammelmöhre, Hammelrübe, Moorwurzel
Portuguese names: Pastinaca
Spanish names: Chirivía, Pastinaca
French names: Panais

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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