Grelos de Santiago is from the region of Galicia in Spain. The leafy part of this unusual turnip is considered a delicacy in Spain. This turnip has a rapid growth. It has large leaves and when cut at the base of the stem, it is great cooked and has a pleasant pungent flavor. This variety of Brassica Rapa will not produce bulbs. It is a great vegetable to have in the winter when green vegetables are scarce. Great for autumn and winter planting.
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa L. var. rapain
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.