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Vertus Marteau Turnip

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This ancient and forgotten root vegetable is grown for its fleshy root. It is a variety with a white root, almost cylindrical in shape, which can reach a length of about 15 cm. Its flesh is white in color, very tender and has a sweet taste. Rapidly growing, the turnip of the hammer virtues forms in about 2 and a half months. It lends itself well to forced cultivation. In cooking, it can be eaten raw or cooked. Its roots can be eaten grated or mixed with other raw vegetables. When cooked, they go perfectly with meat, stew, soups or stews. 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.