Parsnip ‘Hollow Crown’

£3.00

Over 200 years old and still pretty hard to beat! As the name suggests, they are hollow-crowned – which means the top of the parsnip dips in before the leaves. Flavour is gorgeously sweet and mellow. Couple that with this variety’s reliability, resistance to canker and high yield and you will understand why this has been a crop is a favourite with many! While you can start harvesting in late summer, for the truly best flavour do not start lifting and using until after the first frost – patience really is a virtue when it comes to the flavour of parsnips. Frost in the ground converts the starch in the roots to sugar giving them extra sweetness. Plant one every 6 inches.

Price per pack of 20 plants

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Parsnip ‘Hollow Crown’

Over 200 years old and still pretty hard to beat! As the name suggests, they are hollow-crowned – which means the top of the parsnip dips in before the leaves. Flavour is gorgeously sweet and mellow. Couple that with this variety’s reliability, resistance to canker and high yield and you will understand why this has been a crop is a favourite with many! While you can start harvesting in late summer, for the truly best flavour do not start lifting and using until after the first frost – patience really is a virtue when it comes to the flavour of parsnips. Frost in the ground converts the starch in the roots to sugar giving them extra sweetness. Plant one every 6 inches.

Price per pack of 20 plants