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McKenzie™ Hollow Crown — Easy to grow with well-tapered crowns that are white and smooth. Hollow Crown produces heavy yields that grow to be 30 cm (12") long with 5 cm (2") crowns. When young and tender, the roots are delicious raw. These parsnips are also excellent in soups, stews, and vegetable dishes. Frost enhances the sweet delicate nut-like flavor.


SKU: 1880
  • Sowing Seeds: Culture is very similar to carrots. Sow seeds about 2.5 cm (1”) apart and 6-12 mm (1/4-1/2”) deep in rows 45-60 cm (18-24”) apart. Keep soil evenly moist during the 3-week germination period. Avoid crusting over the soil as this will greatly reduce the number of seedlings that emerge.

    Transplanting: Once seedlings have reached 5-7.5 cm (2-3”) in height, thin them to 7.5 cm (3”) apart in the row. Parsnips do best in deep, loose soil that has had any rocks, stones or hard lumps removed (all these can cause the roots to branch out or fork should they come into contact).

    Harvesting: Dig roots in the fall and early winter after the cold has brought out the best flavours

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