Scientific Name: Brassica Rapa
Description: Native to Europe and Central Asia, the turnip is a herbaceous plant in the same kale family. It is characterized by having a very particular flavour. It is used in cooking in many countries, but mainly in oriental cuisine.
- Regulates intestinal transit,
- Helps hydrate the body,
- Contributes to healthy skin,
- Helps to lower blood pressure.
Planting Tips: Turnip seeds are usually placed in their final place. Seed germination is usually rapid, taking no more than a week.
Soil: The soil should be fertile, well drained and rich in organic matter. It should not contain stones or other debris. Soil pH should be between 6.5 and 7.
Exposure / Temperature: Direct sunlight although tolerates partial shade with good light.
Irrigation: Water regularly to keep the soil moist but not soaking.
Harvesting: Harvesting can be done between 40 and 80 days after sowing. Do not delay the harvest too long so that the roots do not become woody.
Life cycle: Biennial plant, is grown as annual.