Our best parsnip seeds. Classic parsnip shape with a deep crown-set, wide, rounded shoulders, and roots that quickly taper. White Spear plants are vigorous and roots are uniform in shape. The roots are very white with smooth skins and a fine, mellow flavour that is very sweet as a roasted vegetable or simply chopped into soups and stews. It has excellent storage ability both in the ground and in cold storage. The ideal size for harvest is 30 cm. Many roots grow to more than 45 cm when soil is loose and left in the ground until frost. White Spear parsnip is the best choice for early spring planting and harvesting in early summer. Parsnip may be covered with mulch and left in the ground for winter harvest or until the following season for seed collection.