Vegetables Parsnips

Pelleted (F1) Parsnip Seed

Product ID: 4571JP

New! Earlier harvests, bigger roots. Conventional seed with NOP-compliant pelleting.

Large, cylindrical roots with slow taper provide more bulk. Shallow crowns combined with root size make for easy kitchen prep. Stronger canker tolerance than Albion, which it replaces. Not recommended for late fall harvests or overwintering due to tendency to oversize. Pelleted seed. Avg. 6,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 250 seeds.
In rare instances, contact with the foliage can result in a severe rash. When working with this crop on hot, sunny days, we recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants, and washing any exposed skin surfaces as soon as possible after contact.


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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pastinaca sativa
CULTURE: Parsnips require well-drained soils, with a pH range of 6.0–6.8. Deep, loose, and fertile sandy loams and peat soils with good moisture-holding capacity grow the straightest and smoothest roots. Pelleted seed requires a little extra attention when it comes to watering, as it performs best with consistent, moderate soil moisture throughout the germination period. An initial watering will split or dissolve the pellet, but if the soil is allowed to dry out before the germination period is over, the seed may receive insufficient moisture for optimal germination.
PLANTING: Sow in early to midspring in a 2" band about 2-3" apart (20 seeds/ft.), ½" deep, in rows 18–24" apart. Seed normally requires 3 weeks to germinate. Do not allow soil to dry out prior to emergence.
HARVEST: Mow tops and fork or undermine, or use root crop harvester. Parsnips require a full season of growth, and their sweet flavor is brought on by cold weather. Dig in the fall or leave in the ground through the winter. When harvesting in early spring, dig before the tops begin to re-grow for the highest quality roots.
STORAGE: Hold washed or unwashed in perforated bags or bins at 32°F (0°C) and 95% relative humidity.
PELLET STORAGE: Pelleting offers many advantages, but the pelleting process also shortens the shelf life of the seed. We recommend using pelleted seed within one year of purchase. If you need to store pelleted seeds until planting, protect them from heat and humidity in a cool, dark, dry place. If you prefer to store your seed in the refrigerator, be sure to place the seed in an air-tight container to protect it from fluctuations in humidity.
AVG. SEEDING RATE: 130,680 pellets/acre @ 6 pellets/ft. (2" spacing) in rows 24" apart or 6,000 pellets/1,000 ft. row.
SEED SPECS: PELLETS/LB.: 5,400–6,100 (avg. 5,700).
PACKET: 250 pellets sows 41'.
CAUTION: In rare instances contact with the foliage can result in a severe rash. When working with this crop on hot, sunny days, we recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants and washing any exposed skin surfaces as soon as possible after contact.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Pastinaca sativa

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

105 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Hybrid (F1)