Snowball, organic seed

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Is a well known Turnip with strong growth. The roots are smooth, round, and sometimes a bit flattened at the top and bottom. They are fully white with a mild, sweet taste. Snowball can be stored for a while if it is harvested late. Introduced by seed businesses already in 1869. A portion contains about 300 seeds. 


 

Product number:5730
Scientific name:Brassica rapa
Botanic family:The Mustard Family - Brassicaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:50
Lifespan:Biannual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:April–August
Sowing depth:1 cm
Germination time:3–6 days
Plant spacing:5–10 cm
Row spacing:35–50 cm
Height:30 cm
Plant location:Sun–Half shade
Harvest/blooming:June–September
Seeds/g:400–600 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow early in spring as soon as the soil is ready ab. 1cm deep. The egg turnip grows quickly and easily becomes spongy if allowed to grow too large. Thus it is good to sow gradually, a few weeks between the sowings. Roots for storage should be sown in July-August. 

Spacing

5-10 cm between the plants and 35-50 cm between the rows.

Harvest

Harvest the egg turnip during the whole summer from a size of a few centimeters in diameter and so on. Those roots which are intended for storage should be taken up in late autumn. Do, however, let them thaw out completely before harvest after frosty nights. Save a few centimeters of the tops and put the roots in sacks in a cool, damp place. Most egg turnips do not keep for more than a few months in a ground cellar. When harvested young they can be used raw in salads, the can be soured or fried and mix it in casseroles, soups, gratins etc.

Seed

400-600 seeds/g. One portion sows 15-20 m, 15 g sow 100m.
A portion contains about 300 seeds.