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Bayonet Shaped Parsnips

Posted Oct 14 2008 4:00am

John has grown these magnificent bayonet shaped parsnips on his allotment in Yorkshire.

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There are 3 main shapes of Parsnip – (Latin name -Pastinaca sativa ssp. sativa )

  • bulbous types with rounded shoulders
  • wedge types which are broad and long
  • bayonet types which are long and narrow

Parsnip-Bayonet

Click the image to enlarge the photo of this bayonet parsnip above, which is 10″ or 26 cm  long!  John boasts that these parsnips are just the thinnings! The final crop of bayonet shaped parsnips will be much larger!

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