Turnip Red Hidabeni- Asian Vegetable
Brassica rapa var rapifera
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. Maturity: Approx. 45-50 days
Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring or late summer/early fall in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Cool temperatures improve the quality and flavor of turnips. Harvest when about 4" in diameter..