Turnip – Mikado

Fast growing baby turnips with crisp, pearly-white flesh, mild flavor, and tasty tops. Sourced from Japan, for reneesgarden.com. Enjoy them sliced up raw for green salads and crunchy snacks or quickly stirfry, saute, or roast them whole in the oven. They cook in minutes. Mikado’s tasty and notritious tops make fine cooked greens.

in early spring, as soon as ground can be worked, sow in well worked, fertile soil in full sun. Sow this quick growing, cool season crop wherever you intend to plant heat lovers later. Space seeds 1 inch apart in wide rows 6 inches apart. Cover 1/2 inch deep. Keep soil evenly moist and well weeded.

Thin seedlings early to stand 3 inches apart, giving them room to size up. Provide consistent moisture. Sow small amounts a week apart for successive harvests until summer heat arrives.
Harvest these sweet baby turnips from when they are as big as walnuts to when they are the size of ping-pong balls.

Planted January 15 2015

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