Vegetable Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Parsnip Gladiator F1 is a top quality, reliable veg that consistently produces bumper crops of long wedge shaped roots with the classic sweet parsnip taste.
Parsnip Gladiator F1 roots are white and have a very smooth skin that is easy to clean and peel, and as most of the parsnip flavour is just beneath the skin it retains more of its lovely sweetness. Parsnips become sweeter after a cold frost as freezing turns some of the starch into more sugar.
Parsnip seed can be stubborn to germinate but our seed is 'primed' so the germination process has already been partly started in a controlled environment. This gives the seed the ability to germinate in less than ideal conditions at a higher, faster and more uniform rate. The seed is also graded to a uniform size to make it easier to handle & sow.
James Wong recommends soaking the seeds for an hour or two in a solution made by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon and a soluble aspirin to one litre of lukewarm water to increase germination rates and reduce problems with damping-off of the seedlings. Cinnamon is a natural anti-fungal and aspirin is chemically similar to a growth hormone found in many plants.
Parsnip Gladiator F1 is relatively maintenance free & easy to look after with just a bit of careful weeding and a bit of watering if very dry, but it even copes well with drought conditions. Parsnips take up valuable space in the veg patch for a long time so help improve your soils productivity and intercrop with a fast growing veg like radishes or lettuce sown in between the parsnip sowing stations.
These quick growers will be harvested well before the parsnips. Digging up Parsnip Gladiator F1 is like finding buried treasure as only the shoulders can be seen from the soils surface and the parsnip roots just go on & on & on. They are a great winter veg that tastes wonderful with your Sunday Roast or in a warming curried winter soup and is available fresh from your garden at a time when very little else is.
Parsnip Gladiator was awarded a well-deserved RHS AGM in 2009 and this was re-confirmed in 2011 trials.
Parsnip Gladiator Vegetable Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 100 seeds per pack.|
Prefer light sandy soil or well-worked fertile soil, remove stones as causes misshapen roots but do not sow on freshly manured ground as it causes forking. Grow with roots in crop rotation, but not directly after potatoes which are heavily manured.
|When to Sow:||
February to May.
|How to Sow:||
Direct sow 3-4 seeds per station every 10cm in a shallow trench 1.5cm deep. Germination can be slow - 3 weeks or longer depending on weather. (If the soil is very cold & wet delay planting - warmer light soils can be sowed in Feb/Mar, colder clay soils would benefit from an end of March sowing.) Thin to 1 parsnip seedling per station. Rows should be 30cm apart.
Little maintenance required but do weed carefully so as not to damage the neck of the parsnip.
|Harvest:||October - February. Parsnips can be all dug up at once or left to be harvested as and when required.|
When to Sow Parsnip Gladiator Vegetable Seeds
RHS Award of Garden Merit
|Parsnip Gladiator F1ŒæVegetable Seeds have been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM). This award indicates that the plant is recommended by the RHS and helps gardeners make informed choices about plants. [READ MORE]|
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