Parsnip 'Tender and True'

A delicious old variety with long white roots, which grow well and mature at different times. More
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A delicious old variety with long white roots, which grow well and mature at different times, making it handy for us domestic growers/cooks.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Genus Pastinaca
Group/Species sativa
Variety Tender and True
Common Name Parsnip
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow direct April - June in rows.
Care Tips Fresh seed should be purchased each year, as they have a very short vitality. Seeds germinate slowly. Mulch after planting to keep soil warm and moist. Plant radishes alongside in order to mark the row.
Storing Store in the fridge for a month, or in a clamp or root box for 6 months.
Harvesting Parsnips are a long term crop, in the ground for about 8 months before harvesting in September-March, after the first frost. Either pull all and store, or harvest as required.
Cooking Notes Can be steamed, roasted or used in soup/stews/sauces.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Parsnip 'Tender and True' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Kate

The web-site was clear and informative about sowing the seeds and what to expect, the seeds arrived in good time and were well packaged. I sowed the seeds out on my allotment, all germinated and they have grown into healthy-looking plants. It is too early to know what the actual vegetable is like, but I have grown this variety bought as seed from Sarah Raven before and they are really good.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pip

None germinated...it has been dry but again usually I have more success

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Paul

Great germination with good strong plants and roots.