Turnip
Brassica rapa 'Hakurei'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: rapa (RAP-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hakurei

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Madison, Alabama

Wimauma, Florida

Boise, Idaho

Fort Worth, Texas

South Padre Island, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 7, 2012, NicoleC from Madison, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

Sweet mild flavor and easy to grow; I eat them raw. Tolerates crowding and weather swings. Ready as early as 4 weeks but holds well in the ground just getting bigger and sweeter but without loss of quality. Does not store well once harvested.

Greens are hairless and not particularly large -- a good variety if you want some greens but are mostly interested in the roots.

Positive

On Mar 20, 2011, Calalily from Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

I love the sweet flavor of this turnip. The tops can be a bit weak.

Positive

On Nov 29, 2005, DianeinFL from Wimauma, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a great, all purpose turnip. I have been using both the roots, which are very smooth and white, and the greens. I have used the entire turnip in salads and also cooked, and my family has enjoyed them both ways. They have a sweet flavor with just a bit of the "bite" of turnips. They were planted in the ground in October (in mid Florida) and we started eating them about 5 weeks later.