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Here is the Rooted Hamburg Parsley, Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum. This biennial goes way back in history before the 1600's and is referred to as "Hamburg" or "Hamburg Parsnip". It is grown for its root and not really for it's leaves though the leaves can be used the same as regular parsley while the root taste like parsnip. The tuber or root and vary in shape and size depending on the soil its grown in, They can be long like a carrot or almost ball shaped like a turnip. We found this variety to do well in colder months and taste great in spring! We also use them in soups and stews and some say you can make a mash potato type dish with it. Please keep in mind that this plant can become invasive if left to seed so be sure to harvest in the first year of growth. Open pollinated 90 days.

Rooted Hamburg Parsley

SKU: 6101-100
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    Rooted Hamburg Parsley is a biennial and is usually grown as an annual. It requires consistently moist soil to develop properly and for better taste and texture. In heavy clay soil or dry soil, parsley root may be prone to forking into two smaller tubers. The half long varieties are said to tolerate poor soil better.

    The seeds will germinate best after stratification or a cold period. This can be simulated by placing seeds in the refrigerator a few weeks before planting. Sow seeds directly in the garden in early spring. They are slow to germinate at about 3 to 6 weeks before they sprout, and it then takes at least 80 days until root maturity.

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