Turnip - Golden Ball
Golden Ball have deliciously sweet tasting golden yellow flesh with a beautiful golden skin. They are a spring sowing variety maturing in about 60 days with good storage qualities and a deliciously mild flavour. Turnips are fast growing root vegetables which add a different flavour grated raw in salads, added to casseroles or served as a separate vegetable completely.
Sow from March to June. Early sowings are best made under cloches. Sow seed direct into growing site in seed drills 2cm deep, with rows spaced 30cm apart. Sow in succession every 14 days to prolong the harvest period. As soon as first rough leaves appear, thin to 10cm apart . Harvest from when roots are golf ball size. Pull alternate roots to maximise crop. Water regularly during hot dry weather to prevent roots from going woody. Ready to harvest from June to October.