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Tender and True, organic seeds

Eco New variety


Finally Tender & True is back. Now with organically grown seed. It is an early, uniform parsnip with a long, white, smooth root. It is evenly narrowed and has a small pith. The yield is good, but not as heavy as, for example, White Gem. However, it is outweighed by the very nice taste. Tender & True wants a deep soil and shows great resistance to brown rust. Originally from France, it was introduced in 1897 as an official name variety. The name comes from a popular song at the time.

One portion contains about 150 seeds.


Product number:2440
Scientific name:Pastinaca sativa
Botanic family:The Parsley Family-Apiaceae
Days to maturity:115
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:Yes
Sowing time:March–June / October–November
Sowing depth:1-2 cm
Germination temperature:10-20 degrees
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:No

Cultivation advice


Always use fresh seeds and sow early in spring ab. 1-2 cm deep. To speed up the germination, which takes ab. three weeks, you can put the seeds in tepid water for ab. 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.


150- 250 seeds/g.
15-20 g sows 100 m and 250- 400 g sows 1000 m2.

A portion contains about 150 seeds.