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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Root - cooked[1]. Similar in taste to the garden turnip but a bit coarser[2], the young roots can be grated and used in salads whilst older roots are best cooked and used as a vegetable[K]. They are usually available from the autumn until early spring and can be left in the ground in all but the coldest winters[K].

Leaves - raw or cooked. A bit on the coarse side, though the young leaves can be added in moderation to salads whilst older leaves make an acceptable vegetable[K].

An edible oil is obtained from the seeds.

Leaves

Unknown part

Oil

Material uses

A good green manure crop[2]. Fast growing and quickly producing a good bulk, the leaves die down in severe winters.
There are no material uses listed for Brassica rapa oleifera.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Brassica rapa oleifera.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Green manure

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ from March to July. A late July sowing produces a worthwhile bulk to dig in during October.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in full sun in a well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil[3]. Succeeds in any reasonable soil.

A fairly deep rooted plant, stubble turnip is mainly grown as a feed for farm animals though it is also suitable for human consumption, especially if eaten when small[87, K]. It is fast growing plant[2], a crop of young roots can be harvested 8 weeks after sowing. The plant is very cold tolerant and is usually left in the ground all winter to be harvested as required. The plant is also grown for its oil-rich seeds.

A good bee plant[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Brassica rapa oleifera. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Brassica rapa oleifera.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Brassica rapa oleifera
Genus
Brassica
Family
Brassicaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Komarov. V. L. Flora of the USSR. Israel Program for Scientific Translation (1968-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.4 Woodward. L. Burge. P. Green Manures. Elm Farm Research Centre. (1982-00-00)
    3. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    4. ? International Bee Research Association. Garden Plants Valuable to Bees. International Bee Research Association. (1981-00-00)