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Organic Turnip 'Purple Top White Globe '

Brassica rapa


Smooth white globes are magenta above ground and white below.

This popular turnip variety dates back to 1880 and is still widely planted today. Best harvested at 3-4" but retains good quality until quite large. Purple Top has a mild, fine-grained   white flesh.

3-6" roots, Heirloom.



Plant life cycle: annual

Site: full sun

Days to maturity:55 days

Seed depth: 1/4"

Plant spacing:4-6"
Row spacing:12-18"

Approx seeds per packet:1/16oz



Turnips and Rutabagas (Brassica rapa and Brassica napus) are cool season biennials in the Brassicaiceae family, which includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, turnips, mustards, watercress and horseradish.


Soil Nutrients and Requirements

Turnips and Rutabegas can tolerate slightly alkaline soil, preferring the range 6.0 -7.5. Deep, loose, well drained fertile soil with moderate nitrogen levels is best.


When to Sow

Turnips can be grown all season long but perform best in cool fall conditions. Rutabagas are sown in the summer for fall harvests. Seeds will germinate from 45-85 degrees.



Flavor is sweetest when harvested just before the ground freezes or at least after two hard frosts. Turnip tops can be eaten as greens.



Unwashed roots can store for several weeks at 32°F at a high relative humidity as close to 95% as possible. With good air circulation, topped roots can be stored four to five months. 



Turnip 'Purple Top White Globe 'NonGmo Organic

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