Parsnip- Melbourne White Skin

Pastinaca sativa Open Pollinated

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  • Australian Heirloom variety
  • Long white roots
  • Flavour improved by frost

Standard seed packet, 70 seeds

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'Parsnip- Melbourne White Skin' seeds

Pastinaca sativa

  • Australian Heirloom variety
  • Long white roots
  • Flavour improved by frost

An Australian heirloom variety that grows long white roots. Flavour will be improved if left in the ground over cooler weather, including frost, which allows sugars to develop in the root. In cold climates parsnips can be left in the ground over winter to harvest in early spring. Parsnips have a sweet nutty flavour and can be steamed, baked or used to make chips or soup.

Seeds per gram: 255
Product code: B6-02

Best Months to Sow
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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 10mm
Season Spring and summer in cool climates, autumn and winter in warm climates
Germination 14-28 days @ 10-21°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual)
Row Spacing 40cm
Plant Spacing 10cm
Plant Height 60cm
Position Full sun, loose friable soil
Days Until Maturity 90-130 days

How To Grow



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