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Parsnip Half Length White [pastinaca sativa]

Parsnip Half Length White [pastinaca sativa]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

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

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The parsnip is a very productive biennial and versatile root vegetable and was important as early as the Middle Ages.
It originally comes from southern and central Europe and still exists today as a wild form. From the time of the Roman Empire to the 18th century, it was one of the staple foods. Today's potatoes and carrots have almost completely forgotten and displaced them.
This cultivar makes 20-30cm long, very uniform and well formed creamy white wedge shaped roots with tall, strong and healthy foliage.
Easy to grow!
The white roots have a pleasantly spicy taste and can be stored for a long time.

The juice of the parsnip was used as a remedy during the great plague epidemic in the 14th century.

General information
Plant family: Apiaceae
Lifecycle: Biennial
Culture duration: 210 days
Plant hight approx: 30 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: High
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -20°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Permeable, moist, stoneless, nutrient and humus rich

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1-2 cm
Best germination temperature: 16-18°C
Germination time: 7-21 days
Plant-, row distance: 10x40 cm

Optimal mix culture: Lamb's lettuce, beetroot, spinach
Unfavorable mix culture: Fennel, carrot, parsley, celery 

Planting information
Parsnips can be sown directly outdoors in rows from February after the last frosts. Since parsnips are slow growers, it makes sense to mix the seeds with lettuce or radishes to mark the rows. Thin out after emergence. Cultivation is worthwhile, simple and undemanding.

Other names
Latin botanical names: pastinaca sativa, daucus graecus
English names: parsnip
German names: Pastinake, Pestnake, Hammelmöhre, Hammelrübe, Moorwurzel
Portuguese names: pastinaca
Spanish names: chirivía, pastinaca
French names: panais

It contains a lot of potassium, iron, zinc and folic acid. It is low in easily digestible starch and high in inulin. Suitable for diabetics. Low in nitrate.

Potent germination capacity: 1 year

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