Turnip Golden Ball
Golden Ball have deliciously sweet tasting golden yellow flesh with a beautiful golden skin. They are a spring sowing variety maturing in about 60 days with good storage qualities and a deliciously mild flavour.
Turnips are fast growing root vegetables which add a different flavour grated raw in salads, added to casseroles or served as a separate vegetable completely. When pulled young, they are a far cry from the woody, sad examples that can often be seen in the supermarkets today.
Pack size: 1200 Seeds
WHEN TO SOW
March to June
WHERE TO SOW
Early sowings are best made under cloches . Sow seed direct into growing site in seed drills 2cm (3/4in) deep with rows spaced 30cm (12in) apart. Sow in succession every 14 days to prolong the harvest period.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
As soon as first rough leaves appear , thin to 10cm (4in) apart . Harvest from when roots are golf ball size, pull alternate roots to maximise crop. Water regularly during hot dry weather to prevent roots from going woody .
June to October
Can be grown for turnip tops, an alternative to spinach. Sow a little thicker but do not thin, treat as cut and come again crop.
A good source of Vitamins B6 and a very good source of dietary fibre and Vitamin C.