Parsnip, Harris Early Model
Harris Early Model Parsnip have Large, tapering roots, 10" to 12" long by about three and a half inches wide at the widest point and and has a very smooth, refined root. Harris Early Model is free of rootlets with white flesh is very tender. Hardy plant with high yields. Excellent for roasting or adding to stews. Tremendous flavor, Best described as tasting sweeter, than a carrot with a hint of spice to them.
- Botanical Name - Pastinaca sativa
- Zone 2-9
- Days to Maturity - 105-130 Days
- Maximum Height - 24"
- Treated - No
- Germination Time - 7-14 Days
- Breed - Heirloom, Open Pollinated
- Germination Rate – 90%
- Lifecycle – Annual
- Sunlight - Full Sun
- Watering – Average
- Sow Method – Direct Sow
- Sow Depth - 1/2"
- Plant Spacing 2-3"
- Row Spacing 18"
- Season of Interest - Spring to Winter
- Parsnip Growing Guide
- Companion Planting Guide
Plant Parsnip in the spring and Harvest when the weather gets cold, the flavor becomes more sweet after a few frosts.
CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo, Biennial grown as an Annual
Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year.
All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom. This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.