Silky Sweet

Quick Facts:

    • Very sweet
    • Tender, silky texture
    • Quick and early to grow
    • Hybrid seeds
    • Matures in 35 days

Silky Sweet

Description:


Silky Sweet turnip seeds produce high yields of sweet white turnips with the most amazing texture. They really are silky — very tender with smooth flesh and a distinct sweetness. This turnip is ideal for spring and autumn harvests, and is best picked at 7cm (3") in diameter. It's a great candidate for succession planting. Direct sow short rows every two weeks starting at the last average frost date, and harvest just 35 days later. This turnip has high resistance to White Rust.

Matures in 35 days. (Hybrid seeds)

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50 seeds TR820A $3.99 Unavailable  
250 seeds TR820B $6.99 Unavailable  
1000 seeds TR820C $13.99 Unavailable  
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Quick Facts:

    • Very sweet
    • Tender, silky texture
    • Quick and early to grow
    • Hybrid seeds
    • Matures in 35 days

How To Grow

Summer turnips are great for salads, pickles, and stir-fries. The mild, crunchy roots are a refreshing addition to salads, as are the edible leaves. Turnips are easy to grow at just about any time of the season, and they work in farm rows and patio containers. Continue reading below to learn some top tips on how to grow turnips from seed.

Latin
Brassica rapa var. rapa
Family: Brassicaceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season: Cool season
Exposure: Full sun

Timing
Direct sow short rows starting just after the last frost date, through summer, and into the fall. Where winters are mild they can be started right into October. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 18-21°C (66-70°F). Seeds should sprout in 7-14 days.

Starting
Sow 5mm-1cm (¼-½”) deep in rows spaced 60cm (24″) apart, and thin to 15-20cm (6-8″) apart in the row.

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8. Humus-rich, deeply cultivated soil is key. Add plenty of well rotted compost or manure to the beds and cultivate to a depth of 20cm (8″). Dig in 1 cup of complete organic fertilizer for every 3m (10′) of row. The real secret to success with turnips is speed. Sow short rows every 2-3 weeks, thin them quickly, keep them watered, harvest, and then sow some more.

Harvest
Gather greens and roots throughout summer as needed. Their immature seed pods are also tasty.

Seed Info
At least 80% of seeds will germinate in optimal conditions. Usual seed life: 4 years. Per 100′ row: 300 seeds, per acre: 87M seeds.

Diseases & Pests
Remember that turnips are members of the Brassica family, so they should not be planted where other Brassicas have been grown in the past 4 years. This simple crop rotation will prevent nearly all diseases from occurring in the first place. Floating row cover will protect plants from cabbage moth and flea beetles.

Companion Planting
Turnips are easy going, but benefit from mint and pea companions.

More on Companion Planting.