Japanese Red Turnip Seeds, 'Hida beni' (Brassica rapa) Asian Vegetable
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Packet Approx : 1gram Seeds
5g Approx : 1,675 Seeds
1 oz Pack : 9,500 Seeds
Hidabeni turnip is a Japanese traditional vegetable, dento yasai, grown in the Hida region of Gifu prefecture. This scarlet skinned Japanese turnip produces a flattened semi-globe shaped root. The flesh is white, mild and has good texture.
Cool season annual
Maturity: Approx. 50 days
Asian turnips are mainly eaten when very young and are delicious raw with a dressing. The roots and young green tops can be sauted, pickled or added to stew, curry and soup.
Planting season: Late spring or late summer/early fall.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after danger of all frost and late summer/early fall for winter harvest. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Harvest when about 3â in diameter.