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