Turnip Globe Saint Benedict

$ 11.55

Local Variety of the Centre-Val de Loire Region

Originally from St Benoît sur Loire, it is a white turnip in purple collar, which resists the cold well. Mystery that the Globe St Benoit turnip, which is hardly mentioned in the archives found by URGC. We participate in its preservation and reproduction by uniting our efforts to those of the URGC (Union of Genetic Resources) from the Center Region), the purpose of which is to save vegetable varieties and ancient endangered animal breeds.

Sowing: May to September

200 seeds approximately

SKU: 14001 Category:


Turnip Globe Saint Benedict – Heirloom Seeds / Rare seeds

Sowing: May to September

Harvest: July to October

Sowing: in the ground, in July-August. Make lines with the handle of your rake 2 cm deep, spaced 25 cm apart. Distribute the seeds evenly. Cover with 1 cm of crumbled compost, close the furrow with the rake, tamp down, water abundantly with the head of the watering can. Twenty days later, when the plants have 2 true leaves, remove the stunted plants and keep a plant every 10 to 20 cm. Water to maintain freshness and repel flea beetles. Remember to mulch to keep the soil moist and space out weeding. Harvest: lift them with a spade fork then pull gently on the base of the leaves. Conservation: let them dry on the ground for a day, cut the leaves ½ cm above the root, place them if possible in a crate filled with sand that you will store in a cool, ventilated place. Soil: it grows well everywhere provided the soil is a little moist and well loosened in depth (remove pebbles, roots, weeds and break up clods before sowing). Pest: flea beetles

200 seeds approximately

Additional information

Weight 0.04 lbs


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