Freshly harvested parsnips

Fact file: parsnips

Discover advice on sowing, growing and storing parsnips with our handy fact file.

Christmas dinner wouldn’t be the same without parsnips and cold weather makes them taste even sweeter.

A member of the carrot family (Apiaceae), parsnips are simple to grow, and do so best on sandy and loamy soils that are free of stones, as stony soils may cause the roots to fork.

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