Very popular Southern staple for both the root and greens. Very attractive smooth, round, 3- 6" diameter roots are white below the soil line and blushed with pink to purple at the crown. Fine-grained, tender, crisp, very sweet with a mild bite. Best eating at 2-4." Harvest young (2") for tender gourmet baby turnips! Large, lobed, semi-erect, 12-24"H mid-green tops make the classic cooked southern greens. These are also best when picked small. Harvesting greens regularly makes this a cut-and-come again variety. Store well. Cold hardy, heat and humidity tolerant. Light frost brings out the taste! Favorite for Home Gardens, Fresh Markets, Processing, Commercial and Shipping.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.