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Pastinaca sativa 'Lancer' (Parsnip 'Lancer')

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4 hours care
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0.3m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pastinaca sativa 'Lancer'

Other names

Parsnip 'Lancer'

Genus

Pastinaca Pastinaca

Variety or Cultivar

'Lancer' _ 'Lancer' is a perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual. It has lacy green foliage and long conical white edible roots, smooth-skinned and uniform in colour, that can be harvested from early summer through autumn. Extremely resistant to canker.


Pastinaca sativa 'Lancer' is: Deciduous

Habit

Rooting

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Carrot fly , Slugs , Snails , Swift moth larvae , Wireworms Aphids , Carrot fly , Slugs , Snails , Swift moth larvae , Wireworms

Diseases

Extremely resistant to canker.

Black rot , Clayburn , Foot and root rot , Motley dwarf virus , Sclerotinia diseases Black rot , Clayburn , Foot and root rot , Motley dwarf virus , Sclerotinia diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Pastinaca sativa 'Lancer' (Parsnip 'Lancer') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant parsnip seeds in deep, fertile, sandy soil in full sun in March. It is ideal if the soil had been manured for a previous crop. Dig soil over in the autumn. Lime if needed. Prepare bed in spring with general purpose fertilizer 1-2 weeks before sowing

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Pastinaca sativa 'Lancer'

Other names

Parsnip 'Lancer'

Genus

Pastinaca Pastinaca

Variety or Cultivar

'Lancer' _ 'Lancer' is a perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual. It has lacy green foliage and long conical white edible roots, smooth-skinned and uniform in colour, that can be harvested from early summer through autumn. Extremely resistant to canker.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rooting


Colour

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Carrot fly , Slugs , Snails , Swift moth larvae , Wireworms

Diseases

Extremely resistant to canker.

Specific diseases

Black rot , Clayburn , Foot and root rot , Motley dwarf virus , Sclerotinia diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pastinaca sativa 'Lancer' (Parsnip 'Lancer') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant parsnip seeds in deep, fertile, sandy soil in full sun in March. It is ideal if the soil had been manured for a previous crop. Dig soil over in the autumn. Lime if needed. Prepare bed in spring with general purpose fertilizer 1-2 weeks before sowing

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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