An improved Milan turnip; the roots are very flat, white with purple tops. The flavor is sweet and mild. A good variety for marketing. Popular in Italy, the Milan turnip is a 19th century Italian heirloom.
The "Golden Ball" or "Orange Jelly" variety has been a mainstay of European turnips for over 150 years. This seed came to us from France where this old turnip is still cherished, written about and grown. It has a finer flavor than many of the whitefleshed varieties as the yellow flesh is sweeter and milder. Lovely color.
(Navet Blanc Plat Hatif) Described by Vilmorin as: "Root exceedingly flat, like a broad disk in shape... four to five inches in its greatest diameter... flesh white, tender... and of good quality." This is a very early variety and is quite tasty.
Snowy white globes of superior quality are sweet and tender…a treat to eat as a fresh snack or grated into salads. Beautiful presentation. Stays sweet and tender even at large sizes. Won't bolt, crack or burst prior to harvest.
45-65 days. Reminiscent of the summer sun, Golden Ball is truly an exceptional turnip. The 3-4 inch roots are perfectly-shaped amber globes that have delicate-grained, meaty flesh that's never woody. The flavor is sweet, mellow and smooth. For an outstanding, lustrous dish, try them mashed with butter and shallots. The roots grow quickly and keep well.
A tasty turnip with sweet, lightly golden flesh; fine flavored. A good turnip for spring or fall.
The flat-round, smooth white roots mature early, just after radishes, and are best harvested young, up to 2" diam. The flavor is great raw - sweet and fruity - and the texture is crisp and tender. The dark green hairless tops are useful raw or lightly cooked with the roots. Compared with other early white turnips, Hakurei has better flavor and stays smoother as it sizes. Avg. 185,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 400 seeds.
The name simply translates to purple turnip, but this elongated variety is white with a purple shoulder. Portuguese sources describe it as a fodder variety, but we thought it tasted fine. Foundation seed provided by our friend, collector Joao de Sousa Barroca of Portugal.
Turnips are a high energy and protein feed that can survive and provide feed even when buried in snow. Deer and livestock can feed all winter on the roots. Seed at 5-8 lb./acre anytime May through August. Avg. 220,000 seeds/lb.
A popular market variety, heirloom (pre-1880), productive, and easy to grow. Skin is purple-white.
Selected strain of this traditional, Southern U.S. variety. Smooth, round roots, avg. 3-4" in diameter, are white below the soil line and bright purple above. Large, lobed greens. Organically grown. Avg. 217,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 400 seeds.
Fine-grained roots get as big as softballs! A good fall crop—frost enhances flavor. 55 DAYS. If the current shipping season is closed, your order will ship at the proper time in the next season.
55 days. This turnip is bright purple on top and creamy white below, and has a white interior. Nearly round, the smooth roots will grow to 5 inches in diameter, but are better eating when picked at 2-3 inches in size. A mild flavored, sweet, carefully selected strain. Adds a nice crunch to fall and winter salads.
Colorful, purple-topped roots weigh upto 2 lbs. a piece! Crisp, white flesh cooks up tender. Light frost enhances the flavor. $4.99
Here is the bright red Oriental turnip that has become so hard to find! It produces small, tender globe-shaped roots that look so stunning in their red color; the stems are also red. Roots are crisp, small and perfect for fresh eating, or cooked. This rare turnip is fun and fast-growing. Our favorite.
These slightly flattened turnips have sweet, crisp, white flesh with spicy, red skin. Internal red splashes of color add to the appeal when sliced. The hairless, dark green tops have attractive red stems and can be used in salads, or cooked on their own or with the roots. Best when harvested at 2-3" in diameter. Try them with Hakurei. Avg. 124,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 400 seeds.
Very handsome, round, bright scarlet color with a white tip. Sweet and juicy, an heirloom from the 1880's.
A popular Japanese variety that has high quality, smooth white roots and delicious, mild-tasting greens. Perfect for steaming or frying. Harvest leaves in just 30 days.
Mentioned as the main market variety supplying the London, England markets, in "The vegetable Garden" by Vilmorin-Andrieux. 1920. Fine white roots have a mild flavor.
Latin name: Brassica rapa GB Cultural info: CW / Mat 5-10 / Harvest 2-6 / Yield 100-360, roots or tops / Spacing 4 / Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 150 Description: White, orange, red, purple...good for greens as well as roots, for fresh eating, and cooking. 150 seeds. Photo: These pics give a rough idea of what we offer: SummerTomato Blog,Upgrade Your Lifestyle- summertomato.com
If you have never tried to grow this vegetable, you must try this versatile variety. Can be picked at any size with a surprisingly sweet, juicy flavor similar to a melon. Delicious when eaten raw like an apple, or when grated and added to a fresh salad. Resistant to virus, so ideal for summer and fall harvests. 50 days.
35 days. A uniform, vigorous, and quick-maturing white turnip, this extra-fancy type is excellent for its tender greens as well as its smooth white globes. The flesh is crisp and sweet, even when allowed to grow large. Harvest at 2½ inches in diameter for best freshness. This hybrid adapts very well, bringing in big crops where others have not performed satisfactorily. It resists heat and bolting, and can even be grown all summer in cool and mild climates; the fruit will be smaller but just as delicious!Turnips are easy to grow in spring or fall. Harvest the greens at about…
Latin name: Brassica rapa GB Cultural info: CW / Mat 5-10 / Harvest 2-6 / Yield 100-360, roots or tops / Spacing 4 / Seed code: E Seeds per pkt: 160 Description: (Golden Ball) A hardy maincrop and good to store for winter use. Alternatively, it can be sown late in the season (say in August) and left in the ground to produce “Winter Greens”. The 3-4” roots are deep golden yellow, with a fine flavor, good for mashing.
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HEIRLOOM. A timeless variety, ancient yet still 'tops' with turnip lovers who prize its deliciously sweet and tender white roots. The turnips are often 4" and sometimes 6" across, handsomely blushed with pink to purple at the crown. Young leaves make the classic cooked 'southern greens'.
Latin name: Brassica rapa GB Cultural info: CW / Mat 5-10 / Harvest 2-6 / Yield 100-360, roots or tops / Spacing 4 / Seed code: O Seeds per pkt: 100 Description: 50 days. Easy to grow. Beautiful, bright red-skinned roots with refined flattened shape and mild salad flavor. The bonus is that unlike most turnip greens, these are not at all hairy or fuzzy. Smooth, tasty leaves often have red-to-puple coloration as well.
All-America Winner. Best variety for a spring crop. Harvest in only 35 days at just 2" across. Grows to 6" across. Tasty raw or cooked. Excellent greens.
Latin name: Brassica rapa GB Cultural info: H/Matures 8-13/Harvest 17+/Yield 100-418/Spacing Indeterminate - 24”/ Days to Maturity: 50 Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 160 Description: As fast and easy as a radish, with very mild sweet flavor and juicy crunch.Greens are smooth and non-hairy--great for cooking-- making this a rewarding quick dual-purpose crop.
This very old pre-1880's heirloom was a top market variety in the U.S. A smooth white turnip with quality, mild, white flesh; an early variety.