Trachymene incisa 'Wild Parsnip' Seeds

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Trachymene incisa 'Wild Parsnip' - 10+ seeds

Wild Parsnip (trachymene incisa) is a slow-growing native perennial edible bush food.
With pretty white flowers and a fragrant sweet root, it is a great alternative to commercial carrots and parsnips.


Eat the root either raw or cooked.
Use in salads, stir fries, roasted, dips or as a soup.


It can grow up to 80cm high.
In the second year it produces flowers, mostly spring to summer, and the roots are juiciest in the third year. Plant in groups and let them grow into clumps before harvesting.

Seed Starting Method Raise seedlings and plant out 
Sowing Depth 4mm
Growing Season Spring & Summer
Germination Time 7-21 days at around 8-22c
Hardiness Perennial
Plant Spacing  40cm
Plant Height 80cm 
Planting Position Partial or full sun, moist well manured soil
Days Until Maturity  Matures quickly from seed
Growing tips Will thrive in just about any conditions including boggy or dry soil. Ours do particularly well when given plenty of water. A highly tolerant plant. 

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