A picture of a Parsnip

Parsnip

Pastinaca spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.3m

Max

80cm

30cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Parsnip

Some yellow Pastinaca flowers with green leaves
A pile of Pastinaca parsnips

Parsnip Overview

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.

Common problems with Parsnip

Special features of Parsnip

Crop rotation

Light feeder, rotated with other root vegetables.

Other uses of Parsnip

Edible

Roots