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Brassica Rapa
TURNIP-GOLD BALL is a truly exceptional turnip. It was first recorded in France as early as 1854 & is still very common. These turnips grow to 7-10 cm fairly uniform. This heritage variety is fine-grained, smooth, & never woody like other turnips can be, it has a sweet, mild flavor & smooth skin, with creamy yellow to orange flesh depending on the soil type. It stores well & can be used at various stages of maturity. Can be grown most of the year & the tops are also edible as greens.

Plant seeds outdoors where they are to grow & cover seeds with 0.7cm of fine soil. When young seedlings are 5 to 10 cm 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.

pH5 – 7.5
Soil Temperature (°C)4.4 - 29.4
Sowing Depth (mm)7 – 10
Plant Spacing (cm)7 – 15
Row spacing (cm)45
Germination Time (Days)6 – 12
Harvest Time (Days)50 – 90
Good Companion PlantsBrassicas, Garlic, Peas, Beans, Mint, Catmint, Thyme, Potatoes, Onion, Nasturtiums
Bad Companion PlantsBroccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Mustard Greens, Brussels Sprouts
DiseasesAlternaria leaf spot (Black Spot, Grey Spot), Black root Aphanomyces raphari, Black rot Xanthomonas campestris, Cercospora leaf spot (Frogeye leaf spot) Cercospora brassicicola, Clubroot Plasmodiophora brassicae, Downy mildew Peronospora parasitica,
Frost Hardy / TenderHardy
Sow Direct / Raise SeedlingsSow Direct
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