Parsnip Gladiator Seeds

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Packet of Parsnip Gladiator SeedsParsnip Gladiator is the market leading variety that all other parsnips are judged against, and an exceptional addition to any vegetable garden. This premium quality parsnip is renowned for its extremely high yields and deliciously sweet flavour.

Gladiator parsnips are easy to grow and will thrive in most soil types, producing long roots that are perfect for roasting or adding to hearty soups and stews. With a robust, disease-resistant profile, offering very good canker resistance, Gladiator is a reliable and hardy variety that can be sown throughout the Spring.

These parsnip seeds are of the highest quality, ensuring strong and healthy plants that will reward you with a bountiful harvest.

Average Packet Contents: 350 Seeds

Parsnip Gladiator Grow Notes
When to Sow Seeds: March - In Deep Cells. April / May - Outside
Germination Temperature: 12℃ Cover Seeds: Yes, Lightly
Time to Germination: 14 - 21 Days Frost Hardy: Yes, Once bigger
Spacing Between Plants: Thin to 15cm Row Spacing: 30cm
Plant Height: 50cm Planting Position: Sun


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Growing Parsnips from Seeds.


Sow in late March or April as germination is the trickiest part of growing parsnips, and seed sown too early is more likely to fail. If you are determined to sow earlier, warm the soil with cloches prior to sowing and leave the cloches in place until the seedlings have established. Sow 2-3 seeds together, half an inch deep, 6" apart in rows 12" apart.

Growing On

Thin once the seedlings are approximately 1" high, leaving one plant per 6" apart. If you are short of space or want to grow smaller parsnips, sow closer together, 20cm apart and thin to about 8cm. Alternatively, selected parsnip varieties can be grown in containers which will produce mini roots.

An evenly moist soil will help prevent splitting so water if the weather is dry and apply a mulch to aid water retention.


Harvesting begins in September, once the foliage begins to die down and continues into the following spring. Roots can be left in the ground in the winter and lifted as necessary. Frosts improve the flavour but you may be wise to lift extra in November before the ground freezes. Lift the roots using a fork, being careful not to damage them. Parsnips can be stored in boxes of moist soil for up to a month, in a cool, dark place.

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2 Reviews:

13 April 2015  |  Richard

I have grown these for three years now and have achieved consistently pleasing results. Can grow to spectacular size without losing its tastiness. Will definitely continue to grow this variety

23 September 2012  |  Jonathan

Very good. Most of the seed sown germinated and we were astonished by the size of the roots by winter. Very good yield.