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Brassica rapa Rapifera

White American Stone, Early White Milan


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

Seed viability
5 years
Nominal value
0.05 pence/seed