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Halblange Weiss, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom


Old variety, very well known in Germany and Austria. Relatively quick with fine, cream-coloured, smooth conical roots. The neck is about 6 cm in diameter and has a small leaf-base. Grown mainly for autumn or winter crop, but also as "mini-parsnips" earlier in the season. Halflong White is healthy and hardy and overwinters successfully. A portion contains about 300 seeds.


Product number:2470
Scientific name:Pastinaca sativa
Botanic family:The Parsley Family - Apiaceae
Days to maturity:110
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:March–June/October–November
Sowing depth:1–2 cm
Germination time:15–25 days
Plant spacing:8–13 cm
Row spacing:40–60 cm
Height:40 cm
Plant location:Sun
Seeds/g:150–250 seeds
Other:Loses its germination ability quickly; use fresh seeds.
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice


Always use fresh seeds and sow early in spring about 1-2 cm deep. To speed up the germination, which takes about three weeks, you can put the seeds in tepid water for 24 hours before sowing. Dry them and sow.
Watering the row before sowing is another method of speeding up germination or sow late in autumn just before the ground frost sets in. Do not allow the soil to dry out during germination.


Keep 8- 13 cm between the plants and 40-60 cm between the rows.


Harvest as late as possible as the parsnip grows vigorously in autumn and tastes better after freezing. Leave about 2 cm. of the tops and keep them in the same way as carrots. Small parsnips from thinning can be enjoyed as delicacies during summer and autumn.
If you cover the parsnips, still in the ground with a thick layer of hay, straw or something similar, they can be harvested until they become stuck in the ground from freezing. The wintered roots are white and delicious, but must be taken up as soon as thawing begins. If they begin to grow again their marrows become wooden and unappetizing.


A portion contains about 300 seeds.

150-250 seeds/g. One portion sows about 5-7 m. 15-20 g sows 100 m and 250-400 g sows 1 000 m2.