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Brassica rapa Rapifera

White American Stone, Early White Milan

Description

European variety with flat, smooth medium-sized roots and creamy white flesh.

Harvesting seed

Turnips grown for seed should not be trimmed for eating. Allow individual pods to dry to a light brown color before picking and opening by hand. Lower pods dry first followed by those progressively higher on the plant. For larger amounts of seeds pull entire plant after a majority of pods have dried. Green pods rarely produce viable seeds even if allowed to dry after the plant is pulled.

Smash unopened pods in a cloth bag with mallet or by walking on them. Chaff can be winnowed.

Allow to dry and store in an airtight container.


Additional Info

Height
Spread
Colour
White
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Biennial
Seed viability
5 years
Nominal value
0.05 pence/seed