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Q.Can The Top Foliage Of Parsnips Be Eaten

Zone bb120ln | Anonymous added on May 10, 2022 | Answered

i have loads of top growth but very small parsnips

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on May 13, 2022

No, the foliage and stems have a toxic quality that can cause dermatitis when sap is handled and internal problems if ingested. You can leave your parsnips in the ground over winter and harvest them in spring before new foliage emerges.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/parsnips/how-to-grow-parsnips.htm
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/pastinaca-sativa/

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