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Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as Tokyo Cross)

Family: Brassicaceae

Common name: TURNIP

Synonym: Brassica rapa var. rapa

Native to: Mediterranean, Temperate Asia, Widely Naturalized


Type: annual

Form: clumping

Max height: 3 feet

Max width: 1.3 feet






Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, specific butterfly species

Seedling days to mature: 35

Edible: vegetable

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

Soil types: loam, well drained

USDA Zones: zone 3 -40 f, zone 4 -30 f, zone 5 to -20 f, zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -40 to +30 °F

Water: regular

Edible plants - annuals

This vegetable garden plant can be grown from seed. These seeds can be purchased for use by home gardeners. The varieties on this site have been carefully screened - culled from over 1,000 offerings - and were selected as the best plants for vegetable gardens. There are other varieties, not shown, that are grown by large producers and farmers. Some of the varieties shown, either organic or heirloom, may be grown early in the season, or late, or are vegetables good for containers.We encourage you to take a look online for additional information about this particular variety.