Parsley Hamburg Rooted Heirloom Seeds Non-GMO - Heirloom Herb Seed
Hamburg Rooted parsley has a slightly different use than other parsley varieties. This old-fashioned heirloom variety produces fleshy parsnip-like roots up to 10 inches long that can be cooked as a vegetable! The dark green leaves can be used like ordinary parsley and are great for salads. Hamburg Rooted' parsley predates the 1600s and is used differently than most other parsley plants. Because it is high in vitamins A and C, it has also been used as a quinine substitute to treat malaria.
Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Soaking seeds overnight aids germination (14-21 days). Keep soil moist and temperatures at 70-75ºF. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant after last frost, 2-3” apart. Sow Outdoors early to mid-spring. Sow a few seeds every 1-2" apart. Thin to the strongest seedling. Keep soil moist for best germination. Plant in deep loose soil amended with compost. Keep well watered for best roots. It does not compete well with weeds, keep weeded. Harvest: Flavor improves after the first frost. Dig out carefully to keep roots intact. Pull out of the ground before a hard frost. Will keep a few months when stored in cool temperatures.
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