White Egg Turnip


White Egg Turnip

(45 days) Brassica rapa Open-pollinated. A staple of seed catalogs throughout most of the 19th century. Henderson in 1902 praised its perfectly smooth skin and snowy white flesh. Roots are egg-shaped, grow rapidly half out of the ground, ideal for early market bunching before they attain full size. The flesh is very sweet, so mild they can be eaten raw fresh from the garden, also good for pickling. Keeps well; flavor intensifies in storage.

2372 White Egg Turnip
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A: 1/8oz for $1.70  
B: 1/2oz for $2.40  
C: 1oz for $3.30  
D: 4oz for $6.30  
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E: 1lb for $10.00  
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K: 5lb for $45.00  
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Turnips & Rutabagas

⅛ oz packet sows almost 40 ft; 1 oz about 300 ft. ~8,000-14,000 seeds/oz.

Culture: Hardy members of Cabbage family. Thinning is critical for full-sized roots. Turnips have a shorter growing season and are not as cold-hardy or as good keepers as rutabagas. Turnips are best picked before they get large and fibrous. Rutabagas, also known as Swedish turnips or Swedes, form enlarged roots above ground with a finely branched system below.

Minimum germination temperature for turnips 40°, optimal range 60-95°.

Disease: DM: Downy Mildew

Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of rutabagas or turnips into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.