Brassica rapa var rapifera
This traditionally selected Japanese turnip is grown specifically for its dark green, long leafed greens and stalks. Cold and heat tolerant. It has a delicious mild flavor, tender texture, and is often used for pickling.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 600-700 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 30-40 days
- Planting season: Late summer/fall
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in a sunny location in spring after last frost or in late summer/fall. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Best flavor and texture when harvested up to 2" in diameter. Mature plants can reach 24" tall.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use in stir-fries or steamed. Prepare as tsukemono (Japanese pickles) and ohitashi. See recipes on our website.