Early Flat White Turnip
Here is the Early Flat White Turnip, Brassica rapa. This turnip is also know as the Navet Blanc Plat Hatif Turnip. It was mentioned in the M. B. Bateham catalog in 1840. They are a flat disk like turnip with green shoulders and a white bottom. It has a slight sweet flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked. They can grow to about 4 or 5 inches round and plants can get to 2 feet tall. Because turnip seeds are direct sown in the garden, preparing your soil early in the planning process is essential, because poor soil can negatively affect the flavor, quality and growth of the turnips. Great in soups and stews! Open pollinated 50 days.
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