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Harris Early Model Parsnip
Harris Early Model Parsnip
Harris Early Model Parsnip
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Harris Early Model

85 to 90 days — The roots of 'Harris Early Model' parsnips are about three and one-half inches in diameter and reaching up to twelve inches long with nearly solid crowns.

The flesh is white and tender and because it has little side shooting, they are typically easy to pull. Each packet contains three grams, which is approximately 450 seeds.
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Great option for Winter Garden in GA
I grew this variety in a 4'x4' raised bed during the 2015-2016 winter - I planted the seeds on 8/13/15 and had a decent stand of small seedlings by 9/4/15 according to garden journal - about 21-22 days for germination/small seedlings to appear. I will sow more heavily in future as some parts of the bed didn't "fill in" as well as others. This is a finely grained, tasty variety that significantly improved after a couple of mild frosts. The plants have continued to grow to date (2/12/16) despite the frosts. The plants may drop an old leaf here and there but doesn't seem to mind the gentle winters we get here in Middle GA. I recommend this variety for winter gardens in GA.
Reviewed by: Mark Wimer from Macon, Georgia. on 2/12/2016
Easy and delicious
I planted seed beginning of May 2013. I did nothing except give it the water and weeded. It was a great addition and planted next to the American variety I also purchased here last season. I do have raised beds so I made sure the depth was right for its root system. Only down fall is having to wait so long to taste them but worth it once harvested.I preserved them by freezing so I could enjoy them longer.
Reviewed by: Chris Walder from South Carolina. on 12/18/2013
Fine, classic choice.
I have been gardening in NW PA for 40 yrs now, but my record with root crops is...less than stellar. Germination on these was good, I'd guess about 75%, but very slow; I was worried, but shouldn't have been. Weather, pest and disease indifferent, as a good 'nip should be. A bit sweeter and much finer textured than I expected; 'Nips are my favorite root, so I'm pleased with that. Based on the texture I dried and reconstituted some, and couldn't be happier: I will store them that way from now on. Mine did not reach Noah's proportions, but still had to be trenched out. Again: couldn't be happier.
Reviewed by: David Emigh from NW PA. on 12/1/2013
I grew these for the first time in 2012. I started them indoors before the last frost (zone 4/5ish here) and did not harvest until after a hard frost. I ended up with many roots reaching 18 inches long! Next year I'll just direct sow them later since I don't need such large parsnips.
Reviewed by: Noah Beck from Central Massachusetts. on 3/2/2013
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