It was huge! The root measured 18", and the entire plant was 52" long....but what a disappointment!
The entire root was split and completely unusable.
Two smaller ones came out more easily, but not all was well with them either.
I scrubbed some of them off, but you can still see many knots all over the roots. Nematodes. The same thing that ravishes so many of my carrots is going to ruin my parsnip crop. And I was so looking forward to fall and winter parsnips.