Parsnip ‘Viking' F1 (Pastinaca sativa)
'Viking' is a wonderful new variety of parsnip which is a vigorous grower and will produce smooth, white skinned, 27cm long, wedge-shaped roots. The roots keep a good thickness down to the base making them ideal for roasting. Parsnip seed is slow to germinate and the soil must be kept moist prior to emergence. If the soil dries out before germination failure will be the result. Viking is best sown from early November until late February for late summer, autumn and winter crops. We only sell fresh parsnip seed as old seed has very poor germination rates.
When to sow: Mid spring to early summer
Where to sow: Direct
Depth to sow: 1cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: Thin to 7 or 8cm Between rows: 40cm
Directions: Parsnips seed must be fresh. Plant the seed in a drill into deep friable soil from mid-spring until early summer. Parsnips take 3 weeks or more to germinate and must not be allowed to dry out during this time. Thin seedlings to 7 or 8cm apart. Ready to harvest winter into early spring.
Packet 200 seeds