Turnip

Turnips can be sown from February under protection, or in mid-March until May outdoors. Fleece or netting is recommended to protect from root fly. Maincrop turnips can be sown from mid-July to late August. Turnips are fast growing with low nutrient requirements.

Crop History

The crops within the species Brassica rapa include field mustard and turnip as well as Pak Choy, Tatsoi and other Oriental Greens. It existed in wild forms throughout Eurasia and has been part of the human diet for probably more than 10,000 years.

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    Turnip – Goldana

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    Turnip – Goldana

    An improved version of the Golden Ball turnip, creamy-yellow flesh, tender and sweet, suited for spring and autumn sowing. Turnips are very traditional vegetables which, unlike most of the vegetables we eat, are native to Europe. For some reason they are not as popular anymore as they used to be.

    Goldana is a tasty maincrop variety with a uniform golden round shape, probably one of the mildest and sweetest varieties that you can find. They are really quick to grow and do not need much attention. “Get them in, get them out” is what Fred says. He likes them in soups or stews, they can also be roasted, mashed or grated into a slaw or salad.
    (Approximate seed count – 400)

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  • Turnip - Purple Top Milan

    Turnip – Purple Top Milan

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    Turnip – Purple Top Milan

    A flat white turnip with purple shoulders, easy to grow, quick to mature and well suited for early sowings under cover. A classic Italian heritage variety from Milan with a creamy white, firm, crunchy, mildly sweet flesh. Pickled, cooked, raw – a very versatile vegetable! The leaves are tasty and nutritious and can be cooked just like other greens.
    (Approximate seed count – 300)

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