Hakurei | F1 Turnip Seed

$25.44$524.00 AUD excl gst

This white salad turnip sets the standard for flavour.

The flat-round, smooth, white roots mature early, just after radishes, and are best harvested young, up to 5cm diameter. Eaten raw, the flavor is sweet and fruity, and the texture is crisp and tender. The dark-green, hairless tops are useful raw or lightly cooked with the roots. Hakurei stays smooth as it sizes. Avg. 36,300 seeds/100g.

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Description

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Brassica rapa

CULTURE: Turnips are tolerant of moderate frost as seedlings in spring, and as mature plants in fall. Turnips prefer a fertile, well-drained soil, with a pH of 6.0-7.5. Sow early spring through late summer in a 5-10cm wide band, seeds 2.5cm apart for small turnips or 5cm apart for larger turnips. Sow 6-12mm deep in rows 30-45 apart. INSECT PESTS: Floating row covers installed at the time of sowing will keep the turnips free of insect pests, including root maggots.

INTENSIVE SPACING: 6 rows per bed spaced every 5cm on the row

DIRECT SEEDING: Jang seeder wheel Y-24, gear settings 11Front-11Back, brush closed.

HARVEST: Young, radish-size turnips in about 30 days, full size in 40-50 days. Roots are smoothest when small.

STORAGE: Turnips with greens store at 1-2C and 95% relative humidity for 10-14 days. Not intended for long-term winter storage.

AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 30g/100metres, , 2.5kg/acre at 35 seeds/30cm. in rows 45cm apart.

SEED SPECS: See individual varieties.

Quick Facts

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  • Latin Name: Brassica rapa
  • Days To Maturity: 38 Days,
  • Life Cycle: Annual,
  • Hybrid Status: Hybrid (F1)
  • Jang seeder wheel Y-24, gear settings 11Front-11Back, brush closed

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