Very old large turnip swede with 2000 years of written history. It is buttery and tender and never woody no matter how big it gets, even people who are apprehensive about turnips and swedes love this one and it can be eaten raw. The root has been described as less attractive. Grows well all year round.
Originally from Russia and enjoyed by ancient Greeks and Romans. Tops used in salads or cooked, excellent vitamin A and C and calcium. Roots are most tender when young, leaves in stir fries. Likes soil high in organic matter well drained and friable. Sow early spring to late autumn.
400-500 seeds per gram
Turnip planting information:
|Plant space cm:||12-20|
|Row space cm:||30-50|
|Best soil temp:||12-30 °C|
|Number of seeds per gram:||400-500|
|Rate per hectare:||2.5-4kg|
|Average days to maturity:||45-65|