Parsnip, Hollow Crown

$299 USD

The Hollow Crown Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) has a 100-year history as a delicious, hardy, versatile root vegetable. This relative to Carrots grows to 10"-12" with a smooth, white, tender root. Eaten raw, it’s nutty and sweet, turning buttery and slightly spicy when cooked. Hardy to frosts and freezes, which sweetens the flavor. Try them roasted or puréed and topped with Parmesan cheese.

  • Sweet, nutty flavor
  • Tender and buttery
  • Sweeter after a frost
  • Good fresh and cooked

Good companion plants: Anise, Bush Bean, Garlic, Lettuce, Onion, Oregano, Pea, Radish, Rosemary, Sage, Tomato, Wormwood


  • Botanical name: Pastinaca sativa
  • Depth to plant seeds: 1/4" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 2"-3" apart
  • Spacing between rows: 18"-24" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 10-28 days
  • Germination soil temps: 50F-75F
  • Soil needs: 6.0-7.0 pH
  • Sun needs: Full sun, part shade
  • Frost tolerant: Yes
  • Planting season: Spring, fall
  • # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 9 plants per sq. ft.
  • Days to maturity: 100-120 days

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