Leafy turnip

Leafy turnip - Brassica rapa var. silvestris - Bladraap - Rübsen - Navette
Sowing rate
3-6 kg/ha
Season
Spring till mid-autumn
Sowing depth
1-2 cm
Row distance
Like cereals
Fertilizer
50 kg N/ha 15 kg P/ha 15 kg K/ha
Note
Avalon

Leafy turnips come into production early, due to their high early vigour. They can either be used in spring or autumn. As a cover crop they are an interesting alternative due to their winter hardiness, notably when sown late. As a forage crop, leafy turnips can be grazed 4-6 weeks after sowing.