8 reviews for Harris Model Parsnip

  1. melindamarsh2001

    nothing came up. planted too late in the season.

  2. lyonsashley267

    Good flavor

  3. segeimer

    First year growing this variety and the first time I actually got some parsnips to show for my efforts! They took all season long to grow – my days to maturity was closer to 200. But I was very happy to have some parsnip success! I’ll be growing these again.

  4. kjdjworks

    Could not believe the size of these parsnips. Close to three inches across and a foot long. Haven’t eaten them yet Just ordered them again for next year

  5. evanrahaman

    These Are Great!

  6. evanrahaman

    10/10 will grow again

  7. scenestra

    Good garden staple, great germination, have some going in the indoor grow space for greens already

  8. dawngoss

    In September, I used the damp paper towel method and had excellent germination. I had read that I should plant all the seeds just as soon as a few of them germinated to avoid damaging the root. Unfortunately, those that I planted this way did not perform. So, I tried some more and that time I let each one germinate before planting. Just about all of them came up. In the middle of January, I got tired of waiting and went ahead and pulled up my small Harris Model parsnip patch. They really needed more time, but they definitely outgrew the Hollow Crown and Turga parsnips that I planted at the same time. The roots were still small but big enough to eat. This is the first time I’ve ever tried parsnips, and now I am a big fan and will be growing these again in the spring. They were incredibly sweet and faintly resembled bananas to me, but not to my husband although he also thought they were delicious. I should mention that I am in zone 8A, which is why I tried growing them in the fall. I’ll try growing them in the spring this year as well because I don’t want to wait another year to try them again. Also, I did not experience any disease or pest issues at all until a week or so ago when something started pulling them up out of the ground and leaving only holes behind as evidence. The likely culprits are the greedy family of deer who have done their best to wipe out my fall garden.

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