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Hamburg Rooted Parsley

Hamburg rooted parsley

Hamburg rooted parsley

Hamburg rooted parsley

Hamburg rooted parsley

With a common name like Hamburg parsley root, one would naturally guess that this unique vegetable has its origins in Germany. While the history of parsley root has it as a popular “suppengrun” (soup green) in Germany since the 16th century, parsley root has also been a popular green and root vegetable in Austria, Hungary, Poland, Holland, and Russia for centuries.

Sun Exposure

  • Full to partial sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 5.5 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 3 to 11


  • 6 inches apart


  • Water deeply 1 inch a week


  • Grows up to 6 inches long and 2 inches wide
  • Edible leaves and root
  • Tubers are rough white-beige skin, with brighter white under the skin

Do you grow Hamburg rooted parsley? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a bountiful harvest and exactly how you use it.


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