Goldana Turnips- Heirloom Seeds
Days to Maturity 45-65
Packet Contains appx 700 - 800 seeds
Growing Turnips- Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Turnips
Medicinal- Turnips are cruciferous vegetables which have the ability to lower the risks of cancer, enhance heart health and promote digestive regularity.
- Nutritional Profile- Nutritionally dense and packed with Vitamin C, fiber and potassium
Use in: Roasted, braised, steamed, pickled, mashed.
The turnip greens can be harvested at any time and will continue to grow if you do not harm the root structure. The roots are best harvested when they are 2-3 inches big. Older turnip roots can become tough and bitter. Fall planted turnips can be left in the ground and harvested into the winter, since they are no longer actively growing. A layer of mulch will help prevent freezing and the cold weather will sweeten their flavor.
Store turnips in a cool well ventilated space such as a root cellar. Turnips can be stored in a box with lots of space in between them for air circulation and avoid spoilage. Like other root vegetables, turnips can also be stored in a container between layers of sand. If storing this way, make sure you remove the green parts and any bruised parts. Turnips can last upto 6 months if stored properly. Alternatively turnips will store in the refrigerator for weeks, frozen for a year and canned or pickled.
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