Seeds at Aldi

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Seeds at Aldi
« on: August 03, 2011, 08:23 »
Picked up two packets of Parsnip seeds at Aldi yesterday for 19p each (date on packet is 2013).

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Re: Seeds at Aldi
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 09:09 »
Thanks for that M a r k, what variety are they, out of interest?

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Re: Seeds at Aldi
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 09:14 »
Hi M a r k.

Just a word of caution, parsnip seeds are not the greatest for shelf life and a lot will depend on how they've been treated before you got them. This, of course, is an unknown variable.

Here's a seed longevity chart from John, which only gives them one year - and that'll be under good storage conditions.

http://www.allotment-garden.org/vegetable/general/seed-storage-life.php
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Seeds at Aldi
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 09:49 »
Thanks for that M a r k, what variety are they, out of interest?

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The variety is 'Hollow Crown', and I read (source - victoriannursery.co.uk) that it is

".....very old variety for one very good reason only - rich true parsnip flavour - and is flavour not what all good eating is about? For flavour this is in our view unsurpassed."

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Re: Seeds at Aldi
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 10:10 »
Thanks. :)



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