Tender and True Parsnip Seeds

Tender and True

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A delicious heirloom variety, Tender and True parsnips are some of the best flavoured on the market. Its large, tender roots and resistance to canker make it an excellent choice for any garden or allotment. Hardy throughout the British Isles.



Introduced in 1897, the Tender and True parsnip has long, tapering roots measuring 3 inches across at the shoulder. The long, elegant roots grow reliably straight in stone-free soil, and are therefore favourites in the show benches. The cream-white flesh is of superb quality, tender and very sweet. It’s also virtually core-free and canker-resistant, making preparing them oh so much easier. Traditionally roasted alongside the Sunday joint, Tender and True can also be steamed or used in soups and stews.

Like all parsnips, Tender and True is a long-term crop, needing to be in the ground at least 8 months before harvesting after the first frost. Hardy in our climes, you can harvest parsnips all winter long as needed.

Note: Parsnip seed doesn't store well. For best results, sow a fresh crop every year.

Height and spread: 45cm (18").

Tender and True Details

Average Germination Time
7 - 20 Days
Sowing Method
Direct to Ground
Days to Maturity
240 Days
Packet Seed Count
Recommended Soil pH

Sow and Harvest Times


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