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TURNIP – HINONA KABU (aka WU JING)

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  • Seeds per Pack: 150

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TURNIP – HINONA KABU (aka WU JING)

Brassica Rapa

Hinona Kabu turnips popularly known for making Sakurazuke, or the cherry blossom pickle, because of their color. This traditional Japanese vegetable originated in the 1470s. The name places the origin of the brightly-hued turnip in the town of Hino, in Shiga prefecture. AKA Turnip of the Sun or Long turnip. In Japan, Hinona Kabu turnips are known as simply Kabu, in Chinese as Wu Jing or Manjing and in Cantonese as Mo ching. The average size is about 3.8cm in diameter & it can grow up to 35cm in length, although most roots are shorter than this. Bright white in color with a vibrant purple-red colored shoulder. They are excellent for cooking or eating raw, they boast a mild spicy & sweet flavor. Their green tops are also entirely edible.

Plant seeds outdoors where they are to grow, cover seeds with fine soil. When young seedlings are 5 – 10cm tall, thin to 10 to 15cm apart. Avoid using fresh manure in a soil where you plant turnips. Plants produce best in light, well-drained soil.

 

Germination Time (Days)

6 – 12

Maturity Time (Days)

50 – 90

Sowing Depth (mm)

12

Plant Spacing (cm)

7 – 45

Row Spacing (cm)

45

pH

5 – 7.5

Soil Temperature (°C)

Hardy / Frost Tender

Frost Hardy

Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings

Sow Direct

Seed Preparation
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