This is a very popular turnip
because of its handsome shape, fine quality and attractive appearance.
Produces uniform roots, each one as smooth and round as the next, with a creamy white color below the soil line and bright purple above.
The flesh is white and crisp with a mild, pleasant flavor. Good for fresh use and winter storage.
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica rapa
Plant seed directly, or start in flats and transplant carefully 4" apart in deeply dug, rock free soil that is loose and well-composted. Maintain even moisture for sweet, crisp roots. Harvest when very young. Water and weed seedlings until established, then requires little care. The flavor is improved by some frost-may be planted in early spring and then again in late summer for a fall crop.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C/Matures 5-13/Harvest 4+/Yield 100-360, roots or tops/Spacing 4"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : easy to grow and tolerates winter cold