Parsnip

Pastinaca spp.

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Pastinaca is a genus containing around 15 biennial or perennial species in the carrot family, Apiaceae. They are frequently grown as annual plants for food production. One species, Pastinaca sativa, known commonly as Parsnip, is particularly important economically, it is grown commercially as a vegetable.

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Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Special features

Crop rotation

Light feeder, rotated with other root vegetables.

Special features

Origin

Europe and Western Asia.

Natural climate

Cool to temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Edible

Roots

Personality

Family

Apiaceae

Flower colour

Yellow