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46 days. After extensive trials, we have dubbed Hakurei as the best salad turnip for fresh eating. Its highly refined, pure white, 2 inch, round globes have smooth skin and superb internal texture with a refreshing, sweet flavor. The bonus tops are smooth and tasty when raw or cooked.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Linda Z.
Love 'em in salads, or pan roasted!

I try to like radishes in salads, but for me they are too hot. I use Hakurei salad turnips instead! Lovely, crunchy, a very mild heat! I love them pan-roasted, too. And the greens, sautéed in peanut oil with a dash of salt. I planted in a raised bed mid-May, grew beautifully but full of worms. Planted again in an elevated bed Aug 6, grew well, no worms!! And again in a raised bed Sept 15. No worms this time!! Highly recommended! Learning to work around insect-egg laying or infestation time is challenging, but rewarding!

Superior in every way

These turnips are downright delicious. They are actually sweet and even a bit juicy that they almost fool you into thinking their fruit. The slight tangy, radish kick at the end is very mild. So easy to grow and great germination rates with a spring direct sowing. Greens were very enjoyable in a salad too! Will definitely be planting these again.

Jackie S.
Easy, Fast, and Yummy

I can't recommend these enough - they're tasty, easy, and crisp. They're a favorite and we grow them every year. See my full review at

Ada C.

I grew these for the first time last spring. They were a big hit with the whole family (including the 6 and 9 year olds). Crisp smooth texture with no need to peel. Wonderful sweet radish flavor without the heat. We ate them while still out in the garden. Tried a fall crop, those ones did get a little spicy so will stick to the spring and try starting them even later into the fall season to avoid the heat.

Soil Temp for Germ 55–75°F
Seed Depth ¼–½"
Seed Spacing 1–2"
Days to Emergence 5–17
Thin Plants to 6–8"
Row Spacing 12–16"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 265–400
Seed Life 3 years

Brassica rapa (turnips) & Brassica napus (rutabagas) These classic root crops can store long-term in the root cellar, or right in the ground for milder regions, providing winter fare with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that boast a whole range of health benefits. The leafy tops are particularly loaded with carotenoids, B-complex vitamins, and vitamin K.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Rutabagas and turnips can tolerate a range of soil types with a slightly acidic pH of 6.0-7.0
• Work in one cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet

Direct Sowing
• Direct sow spring through summer
• Thin promptly when they form 2 true leaves
• Sow turnips July through early-September for a fall/winter crop
• Sow rutabagas in July for a fall/winter crop

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: See Brassica Insect Information below
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Roots are sweetest when small, so pick early
• Turnip greens can be picked when young
• Both root crops are best stored at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

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Brassica Insect Information
Aphids: Control aphids with ladybugs or a hard spray of water or Pyrethrin. Also, select varieties that mature later in the season when aphid populations decline.
Cabbage worms, loopers, and root maggots: The first sign of cabbage worms will be off-white butterflies fluttering near the plants. They lay their yellowish-colored eggs on the undersides of leaves, which hatch into caterpillars that can cause severe root and head damage. To control light infestations, spray plants with Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.). For heavy infestations, bait cabbage worms by mixing wheat bran into a B.t. solution. Add 1 tablespoon of molasses. Broadcast the bran mixture around the base of plants. Reapply as necessary. Using Reemay or Summer Insect Barrier can also provide control.

Flea beetles: Flea beetles chew tiny pinholes in leaves. Early control is essential to minimize the damage. Spray infected plants with Pyrethrin. Using floating row covers such as Summer Insect Barrier can also provide control.
Symphylans: In some areas of the US, symphylans (also known as garden centipede) can severely impede the plant growth of many crops. Only 1/4 inch long, white, and very active, they eat the root hairs of developing plants. Using larger transplants helps reduce damage. Contact your local county extension agent if you suspect you have a problem.

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