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Turnip: Brassica rapa, 'Gold Ball'

Botanical name: Brassica rapa, 'Gold Ball'

Common name: turnip

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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
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Zones: 1a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
biennial
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description for "Turnip: Brassica rapa, 'Gold Ball'"

Brassica rapa 'Gold Ball' produces yellow globes with a medium-sized top. 'Gold Ball' turnips keep well and, with a taste similar to rutabagas, are nice for cooking. Vilmorin described this variety in 1879 as "Skin very smooth and quite yellow; flesh yellow, softish, and fine flavored, ... highly esteemed in Scotland and the north of England." Sow 2 seeds per inch directly into garden soil in early spring. Thin plants when they have their true leaves. Can be sown in mid-summer for fall harvest. Harvesting tips. Harvest when roots are 3-4 inches in diameter for best eating quality. Planting depth: .25 inch. Days to germination: 3-6 days. 45-65 days to maturity.

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