Amish Country Organic, By Rohrer Seeds
About- (Heirloom) Sweet and tender, this turnip has a white root blushed with pink to purple at the crown. With 4 - 6" mature roots and nutritious young leaves, the easy-to-grow veggie is perfect for soups, or baked alongside other root vegetables. The root can be served sliced on a relish tray with dips. It is also enjoyed boiled or mashed. Prepare greens by steaming.
When and Where to Plant- Direct sow 3 weeks before the last frost in the spring , or after the hottest part of summer for a fall crop. Prefers rich, deeply worked soil and full sun. Apply mulch to conserve moisture and control weeds.
Care and Harvest- Harvest greens as desired. Small turnips have the most tenderness and flavor, so pull them when they reach a size of 1 - 3". To store, cut the top down to 1/2" and store in a cool dark place without washing off the dirt.
Planting Depth- 1/2"
Seed Spacing- 1"
Spacing Between Rows- 18 - 24"
Days to Germination- 7-14
Days to Maturity- 30-50
Approximate Seeds per Pkt- 1,500