- 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.
- Best time to plant
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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
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