Brassica rapa var rapifera
This outstanding Japanese turnip has an excellent sweet and mild flavor that makes it a favorite salad ingredient. The slightly flattened round roots are crisp and white. The smooth, dark green tops can be eaten as well. The texture of the flesh stays smooth as it matures. The plants tolerate cool temperatures and mature early.
SEED LOT SHIPPING BY MID APRIL has tested negative of Xcc (Black rot caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris) and tested negative of phoma lingam (Blackleg rot caused by Leptosphaeria maculans).
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 350-375 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. 35 days
- Planting season: Late summer/fall
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after last frost or in late summer/fall for a fall/winter crop in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Best flavor and texture when harvested up to 2" in diameter.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Small roots with tops are often lightly sautéed together. Both can be eaten fresh or cooked.