Vegetable Seeds Catalogue

Turnip

Sds/g: 300-400                    Feed Requirements: Moderate                         Usual Seed Life:4 years

 

Cultural Notes:

  • Can be sown in early spring where they grow quickly and should be harvested before the weather gets too warm or they get heat-stressed as they will become woody.
  • Early autumn sowings will last through winter.

Problems:

  • Use Dipel spray if cabbage moths are flying around in the garden.

Harvest:

  • Harvest plants for the roots before they fully mature to ensure that they are not too strong in flavour.
  • Turnip greens are becoming increasingly popular in stir-fries and have huge health benefits as they are an excellent source of vitamin A (through their concentration of carotenoids such as beta-carotene), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, folate, copper, calcium, and dietary fiber (three examples of conditions for which they may be of special importance are rheumatoid arthritis, colorectal cancer and atherosclerosis).

Sowing periods

Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Mar 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Apr 30th
Sep 1st to Apr 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Aug 1st to May 30th
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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica rapa

Forget your prejudice against turnips. This variety tastes better and stays smoother as it sizes, while other turnips get a coarser flesh. This variety is superb raw, with a crisp, sweet, fruity taste. We eat it raw in salads or cooked in stir fries, pies and stew. Also adds a good flavour to stock. Hakurei has white, flat-round, smooth roots that matures, best harvested young, 5-8cm diam. The dark green leaves can be eaten raw or lightly cooked. 60 seeds.

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1 pkt
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Botanical Name
Brassica rapa

A popular heirloom dating back to the late 1800’s. Smooth, round roots with bright purple shoulders and a white bottom. Roots grows to 15cm, but tastiest when roots are 6-10cm in diameter. The roots have a sweet, firm, white flesh that can be eaten in soups, stews or baked. This variety has large lobed leafy greens that can also be eaten. 400 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica rapa

A fast growing, superb eating Japanese Turnip. The beauty of this turnip is that it has sweet, smooth flesh and can be harvested at all stages of growth, from small to large size roots (5-15 cm) without getting pithy. The globe shaped roots have a white flesh and skin and maintain a sweet, mild, crisp flesh. Can be sown from spring to autumn, mature early and are slow to bolt. 50 seeds.