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Parsnip Seeds - Hollow Crown

Average Seeds 150


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“Grown in Britain from before 1820, ‘Hollow Crown’ is probably the oldest parsnip still in cultivation. The name comes from the way the top of the parsnip drops in towards the leaves, forming a ‘crown’ shape. Each root will grow to around 30cm (12”), with nice solid flesh and very sweet flavour. Let the roots get ‘frost kissed’ before harvesting, to maximise the sweet taste.“

Growing Information

Excellent roots can be grown on fertile ground which has been well dug during winter. Sow seeds March-April in drills 30-38cm (12-15") apart into warm, moist, weed-free soil. Thin resulting seedlings to 15-20cm (6-8") apart. Alternatively, start seeds off indoors in toilet roll tubes filled with moist compost. Sow 3 seeds per tube and thin to the best one. When planting out, make a conical shape in the soil with a crowbar and fill with sand/compost. Plant the toilet roll tube into the hole and keep well watered. Exposure to frost improves the flavour.

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Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.

Delivery Charge

Standard Charge

Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.

All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.

If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.

Live Plants

Dobies wants to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.

Non Standard Deliveries

Unfortunately like many companies in our industry we are currently only able to supply orders to UK based customers, excluding those in Northern Ireland. We are committed to finding a way that we can resume or normal services again as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvience caused.

Very Large items

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Parsnip Hollow Crown

Parsnip Seeds - Hollow Crown

Average Seeds 150


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