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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Everything
What are the cons? None
Tried winter-sowing this turnip and also Hida Beni - planted groups of five or six seeds in clear plastic jugs, cut and hinged, and left them outside to germinate when the seeds decided it was time. Moved the seedlings to a garden bed in early to mid-May (Zone 4, endless winter, everything was late), kept them in clumps but gave each clump good space, and protected them with lightweight row cover until harvest. Both varieties grew terrific greens, but the Tokinashi roots were superb, too. Fine-textured, buttery even before adding butter, lovely mild taste. The plants put up with a few days in the 70s without immediately bolting, which we appreciated. Excellent turnip! Looking forward to trying it as a fall crop next.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Easy to grow,
We like this turnip. Grew in 2 parts compost and 1 part supper-soil. Picked first ones at 4 weeks. Fried them in olive oil and grape juice, wonderful. Tops are bright green and soft, looking to get a mess of them to try soon.
What are the pros? sweet
What are the cons? none
I received this in my CSA box several times in the early spring. You really can eat the turnips raw & like them. No bitterness at any time but did seem to get a bit pithy at the end of the season. Only needs 1 minute in the Insta pot with bacon grease & some salt. At 2 minutes the turnips tend to explode in the pot. I ate the first batch in 1 sitting.
What are the pros? Very tasty and sweet
What are the cons? No downside!
It did really well in our dry climate. It did not bolt. And was the tastiest turnip we ever ate. We plan to grow it every year!
8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Vigorous to a fault
What are the cons? Nothing
I planted seeds in a rail planter with mixture of compost and manure on 8/11. I companion planted with some onions-why not? Most emerged but a squirrel decided to bury acorns in the planter and displaced many of the seedlings. I replanted as many as I could. 6 have survived. That being said, those 6 have thrived! I do occasionally feed with water soluble fertilizer but pretty sparingly. The planter does not receive much direct sun even in winter but this variety has continued to thrive despite it. They bulb readily and grow vigorously. They have survived temperatures as low as 20 and rebounded nicely. In fact, they barely respond to 24 degrees with ice. Heavy rain and multiple consecutive days of steady rain haven't negatively affected them at all. I usually feed after large rain episodes to replenish nutrients I feel may be leached out. Other than that they are pretty much neglected. I harvested one today the 29th. It's about 2.5" in diameter with large healthy leaves.