Turnip, Gold Ball

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    • 45 $


Quick Overview

TURNIP, Gold Ball

Introduced in 1859, turnip was originally known as Orange Jelly. Mature roots are 3-4 in. in diameter, golden yellow and very sweet.

For Spring planting, plant as early as the soil can be worked. Successional plantings can be made every 2 weeks for 6 weeks (3 additional plantings).

For late Fall and Winter harvest, plant in mid to late summer.

Cover seed with ½ in. fine soil and press down firmly. Plant in rows 18 in. apart.

Germinates in 10-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
When seedlings are 2 in. tall, thin to 4 in. apart. Keep clear of weeds.
Days to Maturity: 45-65

Type Spacing Planting Depth Days to Germination Maturity
Turnips 18 in. 1/2 in. 10-14 45-65

Turnip, Gold Ball

Turnips belong to the brassica family which includes cabbage, cauliflowers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and mustard among other vegetables. Turnips have been cultivated for thousands of years and are probably native to both Europe and central and western Asia. European colonists brought turnips to the New World in 1609 and rutabagas soon followed. The colonists did not recognize the rutabaga as a different vegetable. They treated the rutabaga as a kind of turnip. There are many different kinds of turnips including purple-topped gold, purple-topped white, yellow, white and golden. Some turnips are grown for their roots and some are grown exclusively for their green tops. Both turnips and rutabagas like cool weather and the sweetness of both is greatly enhanced by exposure to hard frosts.

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