Widely grown in the south-east of France, the early Auvergne turnip is a productive variety with a high yield. Its white roots with a pinkish-purple collar, slightly flattened in the shape of a spinning top, develop rapidly. Harvested young, their flavor is fine and sweet. At full development, they become enormous. Ideal variety for fall sowing due to its earliness. Great for autumn and winter planting.
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa
Plant Life Cycle: Annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 15-20C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 60-80 days
Sunlight: full sun
Soil requirement: fertile, well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds in spring or late summer/early fall for winter harvest. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Cool temperatures improve the quality and flavor of turnips. Sow 3/5cm apart, thin to 12-15 cm apart.