A purple-topped turnip that is ideal for growing at closer spacings to produce really small roots.
‘Tokyo Cross F1’
This turnip has an RHS Award of Garden Merit. It is a white turnip that is ready to harvest in as little as 35 days from sowing.
A club root and mildew-resistant swede with great winter hardiness.
Water well as dry soil can cause woody roots. As soon as the turnips are large enough, start to lift.
Swedes are sown later – from May onwards. Both crops like a good soil that is slightly alkaline so a dressing of lime will be necessary if you have acidic soil.
The rows should be about 23cm (9in) apart, but for autumn-sown turnips they can be as close as 8cm (3in) apart as you want a mass of leaves. If sowing in spring or summer, thin to 13cm (5in) apart.Enjoy more Kitchen Garden reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.
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