SWEETBELL* F1 HYBRID TURNIP

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES   

  • WIDELY ADAPTABLE
  • EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL
  • VERY UNIFORM ROOTS
  • GLOBE SHAPED ROOTS
  • GOOD RESISTANCE TO PITHINESS AND CRACKING

Sweetbell* is a purple shoulder white globe type turnip, with outstanding root uniformity and yield potential. Sweetbell* is a vigorous grower forming roots between 5 and 8 cm in diameter. Sweetbell* has a pure white flesh colour and a sweet taste with a crisp texture, ideal for salads and garnish.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Sweetbell* is a variety for spring, summer, and autumn production and not for winter in cool temperate regions
  • Sweetbell* is a vigorous grower; hence care should be taken not to apply excessive nitrogen during the growth cycle as this might induce cracking
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CHARACTERISTIC: SWEETBELL*
KIND: F1 hybrid turnip (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa)
TYPE: White globe with purple shoulder
SEASON: Year-round production in warm regions; spring, summer and autumn sowings in cool temperate regions
MATURITY:
Warm-season: 25 – 30 days from sowing
Cool-season: 35 – 45 days from sowing
ROOT SIZE: 5 – 8 cm in diameter
ROOT SHAPE: Globe
SKIN COLOUR: White globe with purple shoulder
SMOOTHNESS: Smooth
FLESH COLOUR: Pure white
FLESH TEXTURE: Firm and crispy
FLAVOUR: Sweet
TOP HABIT: Vigorous growth
TOP HEIGHT: 33 – 40 cm
TOP COLOUR: Dark green
STEM ATTACHMENT: Strong and medium in size
BOLTING REACTION: Very slow
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very high
MARKET USE: Bunching and pre-packing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Vigorous plant with smooth, uniform white roots and a purple shoulder. Sweetbell* is slow to bolt. It has a pure white flesh with a sweet taste and crispy texture