Root vegetables are all the rage! The chefs at all the hippest restaurants are cooking with roots, because they embody the flavors of earth, sun, and rain. Gardeners know that carrots, beets, and other roots are easy to grow in well-worked, organic soil. Give parsnips a spot in your garden this spring, and you'll enjoy homegrown taste throughout next winter. Parsnips taste sweeter after frost and don't suffer if you leave them in the ground until you're ready to eat them. Now, that's my idea of cool.
'Andover'. Sweet, slender roots with rounded crowns.