Parsnip, Halblange Weisse SE (Organic)

Pastinaca sativa.

Halblange Weisse is German for ‘half long white’ and this variety is truly half-long with bright white skin. The half-long trait (majority of the mass is near the top of the root which quickly tapers), combined with strong tops result in a parsnip that is notably easier to dig. This variety was a staple for our winter CSA; we planted them in late June for roots that could often be harvested by hand without a digging fork in December! Our strain was selected by the German biodynamic seed company, Bingenheimer Saatgut, and was stewarded for several generations here in Oregon by our friend Gary Rondeau who also selected for flavor. We also have been selecting it heavily for shape and vigor.

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