Parsnip seeds, fine sugar variety.
Cold weather, particularly frosts, cause this root vegetable to sweeten as the starch is turned into sugars.
Catalogued as 'Sample of seeds from the United States of America, Landreta' (could this actually be Landreth, the US seed company, established 1874?).
The seeds were exhibited at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.
Parsnip seed samples in domed glass jar.
Donation from Exhibition: 1876 Centennial, Philadelphia, 1877
Place & Date Exhibited
Label: '[handwritten] 3132 / [printed] SCIENCE MUSEUM'.
Type of item