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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Parsnips are a large root vegetable which somewhat resemble white carrots. They can be used in similar ways. Handling the plants should be done with care, as they can cause severe skin irritation. Gloves and long sleeves are recommended while harvesting.

    Latin Name

    Pastinaca sativa


    Family

    Apiaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring
    Winter

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Vegetable
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Toxicity

    Skin irritant

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eurasia


    History

    Washington's gardeners grew and harvested parsnips.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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