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Parsnip Project

Page history last edited by Sylvia Davatz 5 years, 2 months ago


Upper Valley Seed Savers

Seed Saving Project *


Date/Season: 2016/2017 growing season     


Crop / Species: Parsnip/Pastinaca sativa


Variety: Guernsey, Tender and True, Turga     


Project Type: Variety Trial



Project Goals: Guernsey has a rather woody core, this trial aims to determine whether the two other varieties are more tender. I will also observe comparative shapes, growth habits, hardiness, storage quality, and general flavor. All three varieties will be grown in the first year. I will dig the roots at the end of the season, choosing the best for possible seed production and returning those to the garden for overwintering. Back-up roots will be stored in the greenhouse. In the second year I will grow either Tender and True or Turga for seed, seeking an isolation garden for the second variety to assess seed production.



Project coordinator: Sylvia Davatz


Email:    sdav@valley.net                                      Phone: (802) 436-3262



Other people working on the project and their contact information:




Project site(s) description (soil, aspect, amendments…): 106 Gilson Road, Hartland. The garden is south-facing, the soil is loose and sandy/loamy with ample organic matter. Only organic amendments will be used.





Volunteer / resource needs:



Additional Comments:





Project Report (cont'd on second page):




*Format Adapted from Hilltown Seed Saving Network website


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