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

  • 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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