The development of new and improved parsnip varieties is an important part of our development as a seed company. We pioneered the production of F1 hybrid varieties with the release of Gladiator in 1982. We continue to develop new hybrids which have improved vigour, canker resistance and shallow crowns. We also breed for smooth skin, resistance to bruising and white roots of uniform shape and size.
Albion has a very white skin finish which is noticeably slower to discolour. Roots are an obovate root shape which taper nicely, filling well down the root length. This makes it suitable for retail trade and it is also popular for processing. Produces heavy weight yields and is suitable for early/main season sowing with lifting from autumn to mid-winter.
Consistent, reliable, flexible and very well proven, Javelin is the most successful commercial F1 hybrid parsnip available. Javelin produces a slender wedge shaped root-ideal for pre-pack market. Shallow crowns make for easy cleaning. Can be sown throughout the sowing year and its tremendous field holding capacity and excellent canker resistance means it can be cropped almost continually from July to…
Viking is an early maturing line with vigorous foliage. Its long roots are slender wedge shaped that are well filled. The root holds its weight down the root resulting in higher yield and a more consistent product for roasting.
Parsnip Warrior produces an attractive white root that carries its weight well down the length of the root. It is very early bulking with vigorous foliage. Warrior has shown strong tolerance to root canker and is ideal for lifting through to late winter.
Very white, smooth skin, bulks rapidly in the spring from an early sowing. Root shape is obovate. Best lifted in the early summer months, later sowings will hold into the autumn but growing period to harvest suitability is always short. Will continue to grow past the ideal size and can produce enormous roots if allowed to grow on.