turnip 'Sweet Bell' F1
- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
Delicious when eaten raw and added to salads or lightly tossed about in a stir-fry, the firm and crisp flesh of this turnip is exceptionally sweet. 'Sweet Bell' is renowned for its uniformity and will produce rounded, purple-topped white roots, which will be ready to harvest from summer.
- Growing Instructions:Choose a sheltered, sunny spot with good rich soil and sow direct where they are to grow in shallow drills, thinning seedlings to about 8cm apart. Protect earlier sowings with cloches and keep well watered through dry spells to avoid them turning woody. Sowing a small amount every three or four weeks keeps the crop coming continuously right through the season. Put in a late sowing in August to grow not for the roots but for the tops. Sow close together in rows and snip the leaves when they reach about 10cm high for a delicious side vegetable cooked like spinach.
- Sow: April-June
- Harvest: May-September
- Approximate quantity: 250 seeds.