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The market standard for parsnip production in New Zealand, VIP produces roots of vivid white colour so far unobtainable by hybrid varieties.  A reliable variety, VIP matures in 4-5 months from sowing producing smooth, dense roots with an even taper.  Continually reselected to ensure vigour and quality of the variety, VIP has excellent field holding and post-harvest qualities. An adaptable variety that produces quality roots in all main growing regions of New Zealand.

Variety Features

Bright white root colour
Broad obtriangular root shape
Moderately uniform root

Agronomic Considerations

An open pollinated line so some root variability

Disease Resistances


Market Segment

Fresh market

Harvest Period

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Pack Sizes

500G, 5KG, 25KG