Turnip, Aprovecho Hardy (Organic)
Brassica rapa. 70 days.
This is our attempt at a hardy and delicious turnip bred specifically for Oregon winters. Salvaged from the less than 5% of the surviving turnips from a population of Dr. Alan Kapuler’s Six Root Grex Turnip. The rest of the population died after a hard 8°F frost at Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon. The diversity of root types was reduced but the result is strong, hardy, round turnips. We have since selected heavily for attractive root shapes and colors, which vary from white to purple to green-topped. Our favorites in the population are the bright white ones with combined purple and green tops.
As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.