Golden Ball Turnip (Heirloom, 60 Days)
The Golden Ball Turnip is an 1863 Heirloom. We got the seed for this variety from our friend Glenn Drowns at the Sand Hill Preservation Center, 1878 230th Street, Calamus, Iowa 52729. If you are interested in heirloom seeds or poultry, Glenn is the real deal, and he produces a fascinating catalog. THe Golden Ball Turnip was brought to this country from London in 1855. It is sweet, tender, and mild with dark yellow flesh. They get huge if left, but flavor is best when harvested at 3-4". A good keeper.
Germination: 5-7 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep
Sowing Outdoors: Starting in early spring through late summer. Sow 1/2-1" apart, thin to 3-6" apart, soon after the seedlings emerge. Sow every 7-10 days for a continuous harvest.
How much does a packet plant: 8 foot single row
Harvest: Leafy greens and roots from baby to full size. The younger the roots the more tender better flavor.
Tips: The Golden Ball Turnip needs rapid growth for optimum results. Provided fertile soil and consistent moisture. Amend with compost at planting time if needed.