Aprovecho Hardy

Crop: Turnip (Brassica rapa)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Andrew Still Adaptive Seeds and the Seed Ambassadors Project

OSSI Pledge Date: 11/27/2015

Release Date: 11/27/2015

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


Aprovecho Hardy turnip is our attempt at a hardy & delicious turnip bred specifically for Oregon winters. Salvaged from the less than 5% of the surviving turnips from a population of Dr. Alan Kapuler’s Six Root Grex Turnip. The rest of the population died after a hard 8°F frost at Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon. The diversity of root types has been reduced but the result is strong hardy turnips with a much higher percentage of quality round roots. The colors vary from purple tops to white & green topped roots. My favorites in the population are the bright white ones with combined purple & green colors.

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners