Gold Ball Turnip Seed
Gold Ball Turnip seed is (45 days) Open-pollinated. It's listed in the Album Vilmorin (1854-55) as Robertson’s Golden Ball, also known as Orange Jelly because the flesh is the color of marmalade. The globes reach 4–5" at full size but they achieve peak flavor and maximum sweetness at 3" in diameter. They taste better than most other turnips and even rutabagas! This is a good keeper and after frosts, the root flavor is nutty and mild with a nice texture. Approximately 350 seeds per pack sow a 10 to 12 ft fat row.
Turnip Culture: Hardy members of Cabbage family. Thinning is critical for full-sized roots. Turnips have a shorter growing season and are not as cold-hardy or as good keepers as rutabagas. Turnips are best picked before they get large and fibrous. Rutabagas, also known as Swedish turnips or Swedes, form enlarged roots above ground with a finely branched system below.
Minimum germination temperature for turnips 40°, optimal range 60-95°, optimal temperature 75°.
Days to maturity are from direct seeding.