The Dirty Gardener Appin Forage Turnips, 5 Pounds

The Dirty Gardener

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Description: Appin forage turnip was bred for fast, vigorous establishment and quick maturity (60-100 days). It is firmly anchored in the ground for minimum wastage. Appin has a significantly higher proportion of leaf yield compared to other turnips, and is multi-crowned for improved re-growth potential. The high leaf-to-bulb ratio results in a very leafy crop with high digestibility. Appin can be used to supplement or extend the grazing season when cool season pastures tend to slow down. It can also be used as a break crop in order to convert older pastures to different species and newer varieties. An annual crop gives a bigger window to eliminate the old undesirable forage through the use of herbicides, tillage and competition of the brassica crop itself. Annual Forage Quality Data Other Info Sowing and Establishment: Sow Appin at 1-3 lbs. per acre. Plant at 1/4" to 1/2" deep. Seed can be no-tilled into suppressed sod or seeded into a conventionally prepared seedbed. If tillage is conducted, let the first flush of weeds germinate, then till the field one more time to control weeds. After final tillage pass, firm soil with culti-packer, then either drill or broadcast seed. Following seeding, culti-pack field once more to improve seed-to-soil contact. For extended grazing, plant in early to mid-summer (depending on climate). For summer grazing, plant in the spring after soil warms to 50F.

  • Appin turnips grow quickly and vigorously
  • Multi-crowned variety means greater re-growth potentials
  • Supplements or increases grazing season into cooler weather
  • Makes a good cover crop during transition years
  • Non-GMO seeds with no filler content

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