Hinona Kabu Japanese Turnip (40 Days)
Magenta colored roots of the Hinona Kabu Japanese Turnip are easily seen in the garden, protruding above the soil by a few inches, then turning white, stretching long and elegantly into the ground. Harvest the mild flavor roots at 1- 1½ inches wide and 10-12” long and use raw, pickled or cooked. A traditionally Japanese turnip used to make sakura zuke cherry pickles.
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 Hinona Kabu Japanese Turnip needs rapid growth for optimum results. Provided fertile soil and consistent moisture. Amend with compost at planting time if needed.