Swede or Garden Turnip is a vegetable that belongs to the genus cabbage from the crucifixion family. The young leaf is also eaten under the name of cuticle or cut charcoal. The kohlrabi still does not eat much and falls into the category "forgotten vegetables".
We sell 3 types Swede or Garden Turnip seeds: English yellow red head (buzzy seeds), Swede janune a collet vert (John's world kitchen) and the garden turnip white red head (Horti Tops)
Sowing Swede or Garden Turnip seeds at you vegetable garden:
Turnip is sown as well as planted out on site and can be grown on all soil types, but best in light clay soils. As a rule, turnips are sown at the beginning of June in the field, as sowing in the past gives woody tubers. The tubers can be stored at 1°C for up to six months. The tubers are peeled and cut into chips and eaten.
Swedes need a lot of boron. Boron deficiency is manifested by vitreous stains, a rough, corky tuber surface and hollow heads. Too much nitrogen gives a less good taste. The Chilisalpeter fertiliser also contains boron.