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TURNIP Hidabeni Red

Brassica rapa

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Brassicaceae

Characteristics: Annual root vegetable

Seed per packet: Approx 30

Hidabeni is a hybrid version of typical Japanese red turnip. Hardy and easy to grow. A very attractive deep red skin globe shape root vegetable. The red veined leaves are nutritious, high in carotene and calcium, they can be steamed and stir-fried or pickled.

Fast growing plants and roots can be harvested in 50 days after sowing. This improved variety adapts well to different climates.

Adaptable to most good garden soils, prefers an open sunny position.

Tropical: Spring to Autumn.
Temperate: Spring to Autumn.
Cold: Spring to Autumn.

Sow: 3mm deep.
For best results sow direct where they are to grow
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 20-30cm
Row space: 20-30cm
Maturity: 8-12 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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