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10 Autumn 'Golden Ball' Turnip Vegetables
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10 Autumn 'Golden Ball' Turnip Vegetables
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10 Autumn 'Golden Ball' Turnip

Brassica rapa susp.rapa 'Golden Ball'

SKU: VEG0124

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Sweet, tender and fast-growing
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The Highlights

    • Compact plants with tender yellow flesh
    • A lovely, sweet and nutty flavoured turnip that'll store well.
    • Quick growing and ready to harvest when the roots are about the size of a golf ball, between November and March.
    • Perfect for warming winter casseroles and so much tastier than shop-bought turnips.
    • Once harvested, store them in a cool dark place.
    • Harvest throughout Winter and into Spring.

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Supplied as:

10 Plug Plants

Height on arrival:

Your plants will arrive at a height between 5-10cm

Eventual height:


Eventual spread:

Plants will reach a spread of approx 20cm

Tasting notes:

Sweet and nutty

Time to first crop:

6-8 weeks
A fast growing brassica, Golden Ball turnips are ready to harvest in 6-8 weeks.


Will withstand a light frost but cover with fleece if heavy frosts or snow are forecast


Roast, add to casseroles or grate raw into salads



Plant 20cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Good pest and disease resistance

The maggots of cabbage root fly can eat the roots of turnips. When plants are affected by cabbage root fly the plants grow slowly, wilt and die as their roots are eaten. Plants can be protected by growing them under the cover of an insect-proof mesh. Horticultural fleece may be preferred for seedbeds as it will also help warm the soil.MORE

Water regularly

At least 2cm of water per week is vital for good root development. Turnips need to grow quickly, and regular water along with a rich soil, will help them do that. Dryer conditions make the roots more pungent, while uniform water makes for the best flavour.MORE

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Turnips will do best in a position where the plants will receive around 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day, but will also tolerate some shade.MORE

Slightly acidic well-drained soil

Turnips prefer a slightly acidic soil pH in the range of 6.0 to 6.5. Good soil fertility will help them grow quickly. Make sure the soil is well-draining so the roots don't rot.MORE

Feeding not required

No feeding needed.MORE

Pruning not required

No pruning needed.MORE