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A countryside staple. Great raw or cooked, Sweetbell turnips have an exceptionally sweet flavour and a firm, crisp texture.
Sweetbell F1 Turnip Seeds
Sweetbell turnips are fast-growing root vegetables that add an amazing flavour to salads, casseroles, and stews. This particular variety sports purple shoulders and pure white flesh that is exceptionally sweet, firm, and crisp. Slice or grate for salads, steam, stir-fry or bake as a hot veggie, or add the leaves to your steamed or stir-fried greens. In fact the leaves are jam-packed full of nutrients many other vegetables lack—simply treat them as you would spinach.
When harvested young, Sweetbell turnips are a far cry from the sad, woody examples that can often be seen in the supermarkets today. Sow between March and August and harvest from June to November. A fast growing brassica, Sweetbell turnips are ready to harvest in 6-8 weeks.
How long do Sweetbell turnips take to germinate? Sweetbell turnip seeds germinate pretty quickly taking anywhere between 3 and 10 days to complete. For the quickest and best results your seeds need an optimal temperature of about 21°C. The germination process can take longer in colder soil and may even fail.
When should I plant Sweetbell turnip seeds? Begin sowing your turnip seeds direct into the soil 3 weeks before the last frost in spring. You can sow later in the Autumn months for the perfect late autumn and winter harvest.
How much water do Sweetbell Turnips need? Your Sweetbell turnips will need at least 1 inch of water per week to sustain the root development needed. Turnips need to grow quickly and require regular water with nutritious soil to thrive.
Sweetbell F1 Details
- Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Direct to Ground
- Days to Maturity
- 70 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times