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Parsnip


Parsnips look like white-yellow carrots, and they boast a delightful flavor sweeter than carrots. In medieval times they had a reputation as an aphrodisiac.

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Parsnips are unfamiliar to many Americans, but they are similar to carrots.
Parsnips are unfamiliar to many Americans, but they look similar to carrots.
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Parsnips are biennials that are grown as annuals. These vegetables belong to the same family as celery, carrots, and parsley. A rosette of celery-like leaves grows from the top of the whitish, fleshy root.

Common Names: Parsnip
Scientific Name:
Pastinaca sativa
Hardiness:
Hardy (may survive first frost)

In the next section, we'll show you how to grow parsnips.

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