100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.
0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Mild tatste, grows well
What are the cons? bolted quick.
For a historical reenactment group this 2000 year old variety was just what we needed for cooking demonstrations. There were very few seeds in the packet. but each one grows into quite the harvest; with a larger than normal size. I definitely will be growing these again.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Grows like a weed
What are the cons? none
A very interesting vegetable. It is not a cabbage, not a turnip, not a kohlrabi, but apparently an ancient form of rutabaga--in Italian "navone" or "rapa svedese", i.e., Swedish turnip (Swede) as the British say. I live in the desert, and any plant that can take this miserable climate so easily gets my vote. If it gets anywhere near the size in the pictures, it'll be great for canning. I've also ordered seed of the giallo form.
9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? grew fast and large
What are the cons? ugly looking root
I forgot what I had planted I forgot to put the word turnip on the stake it just said cabbage. It was not till just a few minutes ago while ordering for this season that I realized it was what it was supposed to be, and they are huge roots. they taste like turnips for sure.I tasted the root of one and was thinking I got turnip seeds instead of cabbage like the stake was posted as. oh well
16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Huge plant
What are the cons? nothing
Planted in fall 2015, letting go to seed for spring. I planted in raise bed of 1 year old aged wood mulch, Absolutely huge! Planted another group in an amended bed of compost, average size root, not large. I think very lose soil is the trick for large roots. Aged wood chips seem to be the trick for me. This plant didn't seem to mind heat of August and September. Its a fun plant to grow.
19 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Interesting looking plant
What are the cons? Turnip-y smell of the root
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.