Turga Parsnip, Organicj $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Flavorful, sweet, 5-7 in. stout parsnips with smooth white skin. Short, stout roots are good for heavy clay soils. This hardy root vegetable develops a sweet, nut-like flavor after it has been heavily frosted. Parsnips were once a common vegetable at the dinner table and they deserve to come back in style. In the 1800s parsnips were often used to make marmalade and wine. Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  Instructions - Sow seed in spring as soon as soil can be worked; sow within a few weeks of last spring frost at the latest. Seeds may take 2-3 weeks to germinate and soil must not dry out. Radishes may be used to prevent soil crusting and to mark the location. Parsnips are even slower to germinate in hot soil and will be overwhelmed by weeds before they can germinate, so plant early! A heavy frost may be necessary for full flavor development. Roots may be harvested or left in place during the winter for use in the spring. For a winter supply place roots horizontally in small boxes filled with garden soil or sand. Bring a box inside to thaw as needed. Plant 1/2 in. deep in raised beds  Thin: 4-6 in. each way  You can also plant in rows 18 in. apart with plants thinned to 4 in.  Well-drained soil    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Halblange Parsnip, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Bright white, highly uniform roots with strong yield potential. High Mowing Organic Seeds - A standout in our trials for the striking white of the roots and the high degree of uniformity. More wedge-shaped with a very consistent length. From our collaborators at Bingenheimer Saatgut, a biodynamic seed production company in Germany. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated High yielding Very uniform 10" long roots 120 days  1/32 oz approx.  Instructions - Turnips and Rutabagas (Brassica rapa and Brassica napus) are cool-season biennials in the Brassicaceae family. Turnips and Rutabagas can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. Deep, loose, well-drained fertile soil with moderate nitrogen levels is best. Plant 3/4" deep  Plant Rows 12-18" apart Thin to 4-10" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Lancer Parsnip, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Uniform long-season root with creamy white flesh and sweet, nutty flavor for roasting, sautés and mashing. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Gets sweeter when exposed to cold temperatures. Shows resistance to canker, a fungal pathogen that causes black lesions on the root. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Stores up to 5 months 10-12" long roots 120 days  1/32 oz approx.  Instructions - Turnips and Rutabagas (Brassica rapa and Brassica napus) are cool-season biennials in the Brassicaceae family. Turnips and Rutabagas can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. Deep, loose, well-drained fertile soil with moderate nitrogen levels is best. Plant 3/4" deep  Plant Rows 12-18" apart Thin to 4-10" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Student Parsnip, Organic, pre-1865 Heirloom $3.45 $3.95
Seed Savers Exchange - The slightly sweet and shapely roots of this historic variety make it ideal for adding to your roasted vegetable mix. Its straight roots bear wide shoulders, a fairly acute taper, and smooth skin with little to no splitting. The variety was included in the 1865 edition of Fearing Burr’s classic tome Field and Garden Vegetables of America. Burr described it as “so recently brought to notice and so strongly commended, is of English origin, and was obtained from the wild Parsnip by Prof. Buckman, of the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester.” This variety, acquired by Seed Savers Exchange from member Dennis Sherwood, is a great addition to any garden.. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Little splitng and slightly sweet 10-12" long roots 150 days  1/32 oz approx.  Instructions - Deep, loose, well-drained fertile soil with moderate nitrogen levels is best. Plant 3/4" deep  Plant Rows 12-18" apart Thin to 4-10" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
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