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Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
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Parsnip

Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
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Carrot relative from Siberia and Europe. Among the most cold hardy of vegetables; grown for its delicately sweet, creamy white to yellowish roots, most often used in stews. For its long roots, it needs well-prepared, loose, deep soil (roots of some varieties grow to 15 in.).

In cold-winter areas, sow seeds in late spring, harvest in fall; leave surplus in the ground to be dug as needed in winter. Cold makes the roots sweeter. In mild-winter climates, sow in fall and harvest in spring; in these areas, mature roots will continue to grow if left in the ground, becoming tough and woody. Soak seeds in water for a day before planting to improve germination. Sow 1/4–1/2 in. deep, in rows spaced 2 ft. apart; thin seedlings to 3 in. apart.

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