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Ancient Giant Red Trentino Cabbage Turnip (Naone Rosse Antica Trentino) (20 seeds) (JS185) $4.00
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Ancient Giant Red Trentino Cabbage Turnip (Naone Rosse Antica Trentino)

         
 
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The Giant Trentino Ancient cabbage Turnip is one of the marvels of the vegetable world.  Joe discovered this amazing vegetable that has all but been forgotten at a rare vegetable seed exchange in northern Italy.  The editor of a regional countryfolk association for the Northern Italian region of Trentino.  According to Plinio Pancirolli of the organization, the "Naone Rosse Trentino Antica" has been raised in the area of Trentino for over 2000 continuous years and there is the historical records to substantiate that information!  Plinio and his colleagues claim that the cabbage turnip , actually Brassica oleracea, and not Brassica napa (Turnip) is so sweet and delicious that it is eaten raw just like a splendid Kohlrabi! The Giant Cabbage turnip is something of a wonder and will grow anywhere kale and cabbage will grow!  Try some and continue this ancient Italian tradition!

 
Ancient Giant Red Trentino Cabbage Turnip (Naone Rosse Antica Trentino)
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

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Nickname:
Shire dweller
Location:
Springfield, MO, United States
Date:
July 25, 2015
          5.0
 
Fun neat plant
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Interesting looking plant

What are the cons? Turnip-y smell of the root

Review:

I bought these seed because they sounded fun and different, something to make the garden more interesting. They germinated and grew well. They HATE to be shaded so give them a really sunny spot away from the Jerusalem artichokes. This spring/summer has been almost nonstop rain in southwest Missouri, but these guys grew anyway. They did get very large but not as large as the photo, because the rain caused a couple of them to begin to rot. I did manage to save one of the three I had growing (plan on replanting in the fall). The good one smells like a turnip and has nice, firm white flesh. I don't like eating turnips, so it will be interesting to try this big chubby root. Despite the excessive rain causing rot and a nearly constant battle with cabbage worms on the big, palm tree shaped tops, these were a fun conversation piece in the garden and I will plant them again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Greg7216
Location:
Fort Wayne, IN, United States
Date:
June 16, 2015
          5.0
 
Very tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, texture

What are the cons? Very large

Review:

Bought my seed from baker creek. I bought them a bit late for spring planting, but I planted them anyway. I have a small backyard garden, so I don't have much room. In 8 weeks I had to start harvesting them so they would not overcrowd my carrots. I live in zone 5b and roots/stems were about 1/3 the size of the ones pictured. I hope to let my remaining 3 get larger but they are so tasty I my not be able to resist. Raw they taste like over wintered turnip/ kohlrabi. Cooked they have a very sweet peppery cabbage flavor. I will definitely grow more. The only drawback is the huge leaves they spread to about 30" each. I can't wait for fall planting. I also will overwinter some and update my review.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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44 out of 44 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rima
Location:
Lufkin, TX
Date:
February 9, 2015
          5.0
 
Wonderful tasty potatoe
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty!!!

What are the cons? None

Review:

I ended up with this plant accidentally. I must have ended up with one stray seed somehow. There was this lone HUGE purply turnip-looking thing in the garden that grew up a couple of years ago. I couldn't figure out what it was so I left it. It sort of looked like a turnip but nothing like I had ever seen before. It grew about 3/4ths the size of the picture above. It then went to seed like a brassica, hm. I saved the seeds, of course. So this past fall I planted a handful of seed in a neglected part of the garden to taste it this time. Sheep ate all the stray volunteers outside the garden fencing. Tonight I pulled two of them up. Turnip? But I HATE turnips. Oh, well, I cut them up into a pot of chicken broth along with carrots and herbs etc. Oh, MY. My taste buds went to heaven! I am allergic to nightshades and I SO miss potatoes. These were a creamy golden yellow and the texture of cooked potatoes and ever so tasty. Not a hint of bitter. Lightly sweet. Plant some!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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