Pastinaca Sativa. Plant direct from end of March to early July and leave in ground mulched until after first frost when this delicious root becomes sweeter. Bright white and about ten to twelve inches long this parsnip is ideal for oven roasting or tasty winter stews. Well adapted to heavy soils. Thin to 4". Avoid high nitrogen in soil as this stimulates plants to produce forked roots. Grown on Amara Farm, Courtenay, BC.