Hinona Kabu Turnip

85% of 100

40-50 days. This magnificent, mild and delicious turnip is two-toned with a lovely, violet-colored top and brilliant white base. The long, slender roots can grow from 1’ to 2’ in length. These also taste amazing pickled, raw, or cooked. Lord Gamou Sadahide, builder of the Otowa castle in Japan, found this turnip in Hino around 1470. The turnips are typically eaten pickled, which is called Sakura Zuke (Cherry Blossom Pickles). Because of the pale pink color and flavor, the pickled turnip was gifted to Emperor Kashiwabara (1500-1526) for naming. The Emperor then wrote a poem about the pickles in return. Noguchi Seed Company says the seed was spread by a seed seller Genbei in the Hokan era (1751-1763).

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 4-7 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 45-85 Degrees F
  • Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
  • Plant Spacing: 5"
  • Frost Hardy: Yes
  • Brassica rapa

Growing Tips: Direct seed in late winter-early spring, and again in late summer for fall harvest, winter storage. Roots best harvested in cool weather; harvest greens most anytime.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 200
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