We’ve long been on the hunt for an open-pollinated salad turnip that matches the popular Hakurai hybrid turnip in sweetness and silky texture. Enter Toyko Market: While a bit crunchier that other salad turnips, it boasts that same sweet flavor and juiciness. You’ll often catch employees on our farm munching them straight from the soil. Their eating quality more resembles a sweet, tender radish than an actual winter turnip. The turnips are most commonly eaten raw, sliced thinly into salads and slaws or eaten whole with hummus or dressing. When cooked they become incredibly juicy and are great on winter salads or mixed into roasted root dishes. As a bonus, their greens are super nutritious and flavorful, making a perfect side dish to the roots. This is a fast maturing turnip that is best grown in the spring or fall.
Days to Maturity: 30
Latin name: Brassica rapa
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked.
Ideal temperature for germination is 55-80°.
Seeding depth: ½”. Seeding rate: 1/2-1”.
Row spacing: 8-12”.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!