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Characteristics: Annual root vegetable
Seed per packet: 100
Introduced prior to 1885, this fine heirloom variety is still perhaps one of the standard cultivars. It has large white globular roots that are superb fried or in soup. Stores well for winter use.
Best quality is obtained if harvested when the roots are 8-10 cm in diameter.
Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a humus rich soil in a sunny position. Avoid deformed roots by planting them in loose soil free from stones or rocks.
Tropical: Summer & Autumn
Temperate: Spring & Summer
Cool: Spring & Early Summer
Sow: 6mm deep
Sow direct in shallow drills or grow in trays and transplant after 8 weeks.
Plant space: 30-30cm
Row Space: 30-40cm
Germination: 14-21 days
Maturity: 20 weeks