DAYS TO HARVEST
Direct sow in early spring when soil can be worked for a late spring crop, or late summer for a fall crop. Thin to 6 inches for large roots, or 4 inches for smaller roots.
Fairly well composted soil, but otherwise not picky.
Hardy to 25F
Harvest when the roots reach desired size.
USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS
Use fresh in salads or, roasted, or in soups. The leaves are also lovely sauteed!
Fresh Spring Turnip and Pea salad:
- Grate 2-3 medium turnips
- de-stem and chop into 1-inch sections about 15-20 snap peas
- finely chop some fresh parsley
Mix together and dress with:
- lemon juice, a little freshly pressed or minced garlic, olive oil and salt
Garnish with tender pea leaves and flowers.