Parsnip White Gem
Parsnip White Gem. A reliable variety with excellent canker resistance, Parsnip ‘White Gem’ produces a uniform crop of smooth-skinned, flavoursome roots in virtually any soil types. Cropping over a generously long season, sow successively and you can enjoy harvesting fresh parsnips throughout autumn and most of winter. A delicious sweet flavour and smooth texture makes this a fantastic variety for roasting, it’s also great for adding to soups and stews.
Height and spread: 45cm (18”).
February – May
How to sow
Direct sow parsnip seeds outdoors from mid spring to early summer, as soon as the ground is workable. Avoid sowing in cold or wet soils. Grow parsnips in a sunny position in stone-free, well prepared ground that has been deeply cultivated. Parsnips prefer a fertile, light, well drained soil.
Sow parsnip seeds thinly at a depth of 2cm (¾in) 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 (3in) apart or 10cm (4″) apart if larger roots are required.
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