Forage Mangles | Turnip Seed
$3.85 – $124.00 AUD excl gst
Livestock can feed all winter on roots
Turnips are a high energy and protein feed that can survive and provide feed even when buried.
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 (35 seeds/30cm.) for small turnips or 5cm apart and half this rate for larger turnips. Sow 7-13mm 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.
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 0C and 95% relative humidity for 10-14 days. Not intended for long-term winter storage.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: Row 10g/30m 2.5kg./acre at 35 seeds/30cm in rows 45cm apart.
SEED SPECS: See individual varieties.
- Latin Name: Brassica rapa
- Days To Maturity: 60-80 Days
- Life Cycle: Annual
- Hybrid Status: Open Pollinated
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