Brassica rapa var rapifera
A unique, long, thin, mild-flavored turnip that has a red top, and the bottom two thirds are white. It measures 1.5" wide and up to 12" long. This traditional Japanese vegetable or dento yasai originated in the Shiga prefecture in the 1470’s. Used to make sakura zuke or cherry blossom pickle. See recipe on our website.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 800-1000 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. 40-50 days
- Planting season: Spring/late summer/early fall
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring or late summer/early fall for winter harvest. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Cool temperatures improve the quality and flavor of turnips.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Leaves and roots are pickled in rice bran, nuka zuke, or served with a su dressing. Also delicious, and still colorful, when cooked.