Lancer Parsnip variety is a staple in our fall CSA and has been for over a decade. Nothing celebrates the winding down of the harvest season like a roasted root medley with parsnips, beets, carrots and rutabagas. Lancer boasts long, 12” tapered white roots and shows good resistance to canker, a common fungal disease in parsnips. These creamy, nutty-flavored roots get sweeter after a bit of frost and store well in the field or root cellar deep into the winter. In addition to soups, the earthy roots are perfect in sautes or mixed into a roasted root medley with beets, carrots, rutabagas, and potatoes. We plant them in late June and harvest them Oct through January. A must-grow for the fall kitchen!
Days to Maturity: 120
Latin name: Brassica oleracea
Life cycle for seed saving: Biennial
Direct seed Lancer Parsnip in mid-spring for fall harvest. Sow 1/2″ deep, 1-2 seeds per inch. Row spacing: 12-18″. Germination takes up to 3 weeks, during which time the soil must remain moist.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!