Parsnip - Albion F1
This variety features long, smooth, white-skinned, tapering roots of uniform size with a delicious sweet flavour and good texture. It has good canker resistance, especially from later sowings. Lifted roots store well for winter use.
Sow from April to May, as earlier sowings may attract canker. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm deep in drills 45cm apart. Sow clusters of 3 seeds every 15cm and thin out to the strongest seedling after germination. Germination can sometimes be very slow, especially if sown too early or in wet soils. Harvest the roots from autumn onwards, leaving them in the ground if required. Alternatively lift and store in boxes of barely moist soil, peat or sand.