The round smooth roots are purple red on the upper part of the root that extends above the ground and creamy white below. This heirloom variety is known for its sweet and mild flavor. The flesh is tender and firm. This variety produces high yields that store well. 55 days.
WHEN TO PLANT: 4-6 weeks before first frost free date.
DEPTH OF PLANTING: 1/4" deep
PLANTS APART IN ROWS (AFTER THINNING): 6" apart
DISTANCE BETWEEN ROWS: 12" apart
RAISED BED PLANTING GUIDE: After thinning, plants should be 2" apart throughout bed.
SOIL TYPE RECOMMENDED: Turnips do well in almost any soil. A sandy, well drained soil with plenty of compost promotes large roots and rapid growth. Hard, clay soil is difficult for almost all root crops.
NOTE: May be started in hotbeds before transplanting to garden.
TUCSON PLANTING INFORMATION: Seed may be planted from July 15 to April 1. Consecutive plantings insure fresh beets and greens for much of the year.