Tender and True Parsnip
Sweet comfort food for winter! I'm so glad to have this rare variety back again. In England, where parsnips are bred carefully for flavor and yield, Tender and True is well-known for it's great flavor and tender non-pithy texture.
Parsnips are gaining in popularity now that people know about roasting vegetables in the oven--a method that brings out the best in these substantial and delicious roots. Also great mashed, with or without potatoes, and in stews--any way you would use a cooked carrot, except sweeter. An easy way to grow a lot of your own food year-round.
Stores in the ground all winter, and gains in sweetness with freezing weather. Parsnip seeds can take up to 2 weeks to sprout, but will go much faster if you soak them in water for 6 to 12 hours and then rinse well under running water in a wire mesh strainer. This washes off the natural germination inhibiters that the seeds produce to prevent sprouting until adequate water is available. 200 seeds