Brassica rapa subsp. rapa
This variety is a traditional Japanese turnip. The root is semi-globed with deep scarlet red skin with white flesh that is tender and crisp. It has a delicious, sweet flavor when harvested young to full maturity. Turnip tops are green with red veins and stems.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 550-750 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. 50 days
- Planting season: Late spring or late summer/early fall
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after danger of all frost and late summer/early fall for winter harvest. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Harvest when about 3” in diameter.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Asian turnips are mainly eaten when very young and are delicious raw with a dressing. The roots and young green tops can be sautéed, pickled or added to stew, curry and soup.