Hardy - plant as soon as soil can be worked in the spring.
Acidity (pH) Tolerance
6.8 to 5.5 pH
Salinity (Ec) Tolerance
Band 1.5 pounds of all purpose fertilizer (20,20,20) for every 100 ft of row. Reapply nitrogen at 6 week intervals.
An even, continuous moisture supply is required throughout the season.
Plant Development and Care
The secret to good turnips is plenty of even moisture. Provide a constant supply of moisture and grow in soil high in organic matter. They can be planted very early in the season, about 6 weeks before last frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Another crop can be planted in late summer for fall planting.
Germination Time (Days)
5 days at 50° F 3 days at 59° F 2 days at 68° F 1 days at 77° F or higher