Parsnip 'Warrior' F1 HybridPastinaca sativa

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Vigorous foliage allows to roots to bulk up early

British-bred variety with excellent root quality

Winter harvest and long storage potential

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Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun

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Description
An excellent performer during trials, Parsnip ‘Warrior’ F1 Hybrid is a British-bred variety producing flavoursome, chunky, gradually tapering roots which measure up to 28cm (11”) in length. Strong and reliable 'Warrior' has also shown strong resistance to root canker. Lift the parsnips as and when needed throughout autumn and well into winter to get the best of their flavour and nutritional value. Make sure you save a few for Christmas dinner to impress your guests! Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


1 packet (250 seeds) (KA9989)

Sowing

Direct sow parsnip seeds outdoors from April to mid-June to produce quality roots with less risk of canker disease. Avoid sowing in cold or wet soils. Grow parsnips in a sunny position in stone-free, well prepared soil that has been deeply cultivated. Parsnips prefer a fertile, light, well drained soil, which has been manured for a previous crop.

Sow parsnip seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm ( 1/2”) in drills 30cm (12”) apart. Germination is slow and may take up to 28 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 7cm (3”) apart or 10cm (4”) apart if larger roots are required.

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Water well to encourage germination. Once germinated, parsnips should be watered only when necessary to keep the soil moist. Keep beds weed free at all times.

Harvest parsnips from October through to January, as and when required. However, their flavour will be sweeter if they are left in the ground as winter approaches. Alternatively lift and store parsnips in boxes of barely moist soil, peat or sand, and store in a cool place. Roots can be stored like this for up to 4 months. Loosen the soil around the roots with a fork before lifting them to avoid damaging the roots. Leaves will die off during winter so put a short cane by each root so you can easily find them to lift.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

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Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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