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Wonnegold Turnip

Brassica rapa

Grown by: Tobacco Road Farm in Lebanon, CT

  • $5.00

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Mild, winter-hardy turnips that are a creamy golden color inside and out! The fat, flattened roots are used in sauerkraut, stews, and roasting. Classic turnip flavor and less watery than purple top turnips. Our seed comes from Tobacco Road Farm in Lebanon, Connecticut, where they have adapted this already cold-hardy crop to their harsher winter conditions and also selected for more orange coloration, size, and disease resistance. Their original seed came from our friends at Adaptive Seeds in Oregon, who had gotten it at a seed swap in 2012. Wonnegold means "gold bliss" in German. This variety originates from an Austrian Biodynamic CSA and seed farm called Ochsenherz (Oxheart).

Days to maturity: 75

Seeds per pack: 200-225

Germination rate: 87% on 02/22/2023

Planting / harvesting notes

To start indoors, sow seeds up to 1/4" deep in potting soil 4-8 weeks before the last (frost for Spring planting), and transplant 1-2' apart just before the last frost. Plant again in late summer for Fall harvests. To direct sow, seed every 2-4" in rows 12" apart, 1/4" Keep watered until germination. Thin to every 12" for large leaves, or treat as cut-and-come-again baby greens. Harvest baby greens after 35-45 days, or allow plant to mature in 75 days.

Seed keeping notes

Isolate by 1/2 mile from other flowering members of B. rapa, including turnips, napa cabbage, mizuna, and bok choy to avoid unwanted cross-pollination. Allow seed pods to turn brown and dry before seed harvest. Protect from birds.

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