Hamburg Root Parsley - Turnip-rooted 1870 (Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum) - Heirloom Non GMO - Organic Vegetable
Explore the enduring appeal of Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum 'Hamburg Root Parsley,' an heirloom vegetable with a storied history dating back to 1870. This unique variety of parsley, also known as Turnip-rooted Parsley, offers a delightful fusion of flavors and culinary versatility that has delighted gardeners and chefs for generations.
The 'Hamburg Root Parsley' features distinctively thick, creamy-white roots that resemble small turnips, making it a charming addition to both your garden and your dining experience. These roots possess a crisp texture and a mild, sweet flavor that lends itself perfectly to a wide range of culinary creations.
Cultivating 'Hamburg Root Parsley' from these heirloom seeds is a rewarding experience, as it connects you with the rich heritage of gardening. Its lush, deep green leaves not only enhance the aesthetics of your garden but also provide a robust source of fresh, aromatic parsley for your culinary endeavors. Whether utilized in soups, stews, salads, or as a garnish, the parsley's distinctive taste elevates your dishes to new culinary heights.
Preserve the legacy of this timeless heirloom by nurturing Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum 'Hamburg Root Parsley' in your garden. These seeds offer a connection to the past while providing you with a delectable and versatile ingredient that will enhance your cooking for years to come. Add a touch of history and flavor to your garden with 'Hamburg Root Parsley,' a treasured heirloom vegetable.
General growing instructions for Hamburg Root Parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum):
- 1. **Planting Time:** Hamburg Root Parsley is typically planted in the spring, after the last frost date in your area. It can also be planted in the late summer for a fall harvest.
- 2. **Location:** Choose a sunny to partially shaded location for planting. Parsley can tolerate some shade but prefers at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
- 3. **Soil Preparation:** Prepare well-draining, fertile soil with plenty of organic matter. Parsley prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH around 6.0 to 7.0).
- 4. **Seeding:** Sow the seeds directly into the garden or in containers. Plant the seeds about 1/4 inch deep and space them 6-8 inches apart. You can also soak the seeds in warm water for a few hours before planting to encourage germination.
- 5. **Watering:** Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Parsley prefers even moisture. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry.
- 6. **Fertilizing:** Fertilize with a balanced, all-purpose organic fertilizer according to the package instructions. Generally, you can fertilize once a month during the growing season.
- 7. **Mulching:** Mulch around the parsley plants to help retain soil moisture and reduce weed growth.
- 8. **Thinning:** If you planted seeds closely together, thin the seedlings to the desired spacing once they have a few leaves. Aim for a final spacing of 6-8 inches between plants.
- 9. **Harvesting:** You can start harvesting parsley leaves when they are of a reasonable size, typically around 70-90 days after planting. Snip leaves from the outer parts of the plant to encourage continued growth. For the roots, you can harvest them in the fall when they have reached a suitable size.
- 10. **Overwintering:** In some regions, parsley can be grown as a biennial. Protect the plants from harsh winter conditions with mulch or row covers if you plan to overwinter them for a second-year harvest.
- Remember that specific growing conditions may vary depending on your location and local climate, so it's always a good idea to check with local gardening resources or a nearby nursery for region-specific advice. Additionally, since you mentioned "Heirloom Non GMO - Organic Vegetable," be sure to use organic growing practices and avoid the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) when cultivating your Hamburg Root Parsley.
- Seed count: 1/2 gram