The Red round turnip is a Japanese heirloom turnip variety. it has a deep red skin and a white flesh. It has a delicious flesh both tender and crispy. It is a very versatile vegetable suitable for soups, salads, stews, stir-fries and pickles.
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa subsp. Rapa
Plant Life Cycle: Annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 15-20C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 41 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.