Brassica rapa subsp. rapa
One of Japan's best open pollinated Japanese turnip that has tender, smooth white flesh. The roots are slightly flattened and have great flavor. This early variety is good for growing in both spring and fall. Can be harvested small or left to mature to 2" in diameter. Young greens are delicious.
This variety is very similar to Tokyo Market.
- Cool season annual
- Maturity: Approx. 25-45 days depending on type of maturity
- Planting season: Early spring/late summer/early 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. 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: Use in soup, salad, pickle or stir-fry. Asian turnips are mainly eaten when very young. They can be eaten raw with a dressing or added to stews and curries. The young green tops are stir-fried or used in soup. Small roots with tops are often lightly sautéed together. Both can be eaten fresh or cooked.