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Turnip, Organic Heirloom Purple Top Turnip Seeds

Turnip, Organic Heirloom Purple Top Turnip Seeds

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Organic Heirloom Purple Top Turnip (Brassica rapa), 15 seeds per package
Open Pollinated, Non-GMO

The traditional American turnip. This humble root vegetable, valued for its sweet bulb as well as its flavorful greens, a staple in Southern cooking. Turnip lovers cherish these deliciously sweet and tender, white roots. Handsomely blushed with pink to purple at the crown, classic turnip range from 4–6" across. Super-nutritious young leaves on the easy-growing plants are the classic southern greens of legend and are perfect for soups, in vegetable gratin, or baked alongside other root vegetables.

Sow seeds about 2 – 3 weeks before last frost in the Spring
Sow seeds in late Summer for an Autumn harvest
Maturity, approx. 40-50 days
Full Sun
Direct Sow
Mature Height, about 12” – 15”
Mature Spread, about 12” – 15”
Sow, ¼” deep, keep lightly moist until germination
Germination, approx. 7 – 14 days

Turnips are tolerant of moderate frost as seedlings in Spring and as mature plants in Fall. Turnips prefer a fertile, well-drained soil, with a pH of 6.0–7.5. Sow early spring through late summer in a 2–4" wide band, seeds 1" apart (35 seeds/ft.) for small turnips or 2" apart (and half this rate) for larger turnips. Sow 1/4– 1/2" deep in rows 12–18" apart.

Insect Pest: Floating row covers installed at the time of sowing will keep the turnips free of insect pests, including flea beetles and root maggots.

Harvest: Young, radish-size turnips in about 30 days, full size in 40–50 days. Roots are smoothest when small.

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