Turnip

Turnip

Brassica rapa L. var. Rapifera

Plant family

Kreuzblütler (Brassicaceae) (Brassicaceae)

Season Overview

Sowing

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Seeding distance

10 cm

Row spacing

25 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

End of May

Sowing

Beginning of June

Thinning

Mid of June

Weeding

Every two Weeks

Description

The turnip (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa var. majalis) is an ancient vegetable species with edible root. It is a special form of the edible turnip.

Origin:

Unidentified; Possibly from eastern Afghanistan, western Pakistan, or the Mediterranean.

Growing tips

Sowing can be in March, or for late harvest in July and August. Plenty of light and good air circulation will help the plant grow. Keep turnips weed-free and water them regularly during the growing season. Beets can be harvested 6-8 weeks after sowing, and the beets should be no more than 10 inches in diameter. The smaller they are, the more tender they are in taste. You can eat both the turnip and its leaves. Simply turn the largest tubers out of the soil, which you may have loosened a bit on the sides with a spade beforehand. Let the smaller tubers continue to grow.

Diseases

Clubroot

Pests

Cabbage White Butterfly

Flea Beetles

Cabbage Fly

Whitefly