Parsnip Avon Resister
GENUS: Pastinaca SPECIES: sativa
Heritage Status: Early Commercial Seed
Bio-Region of Origin: Southland: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 200
Description: We think this was an early commercial variety in New Zealand, if not then it is an older New Zealand heritage variety, kept alive in the South Island in recent years, passed to us by Henry Harrington. It is extremely rare and unavailable elsewhere as far as we know. It’s an easy to grow, classic looking parsnip that tastes great. Grows well all over New Zealand.
Planting Instructions: Direct Sow in Spring when the ground warms up, evenly sprinkling over finely worked garden bed. Cover with an old sheet or 70% shade cloth to encourage seed germination and to prevent weeds from germinating before parsnips.