Market Express Turnip Seeds

5 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Join farm-to-table chefs and add this premium Japanese salad turnip to your garden repertoire. Pure white and mild, 'Market Express' is a great baby turnip in salads, crudité trays, and pickling, as well as traditional cooked turnip dishes. The roots have a smooth texture and slightly sweet, fruity flavor that upgrades homegrown meals, and the greens are also delicious. Fast growing, enjoy 2" baby-sized turnips in only 30 days, or grow them to full size (4"–5") in just 40 days.
$2.99 400 mg (~120 seeds)

Botanical Name: Brassica rapa

Days to Maturity: 30–40 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Probably Eurasia

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial, grown as an annual; will withstand light frost.

Plant Dimensions: 2"–5" diameter roots

Variety Information: 'Market Express' is a white, Japanese salad turnip with dark green, smooth leaf tops, known for being quick to harvest and well-suited for eating fresh as well as cooked.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperatures reach 50°F, ideally 65°–80°F. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks up to 8 to 10 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for cool–season harvest.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 4"–6"

Row Spacing: 18"

Thinning: Thin to 1 every 4"–6"

Harvesting: For the most tender turnip, harvest when roots are no larger than 5" in diameter; however, a 3" root will still be of quite good quality. If allowed to grow larger, up to 6", the quality will not be the best for raw use, but will be fine for cooking. If sown for baby greens, harvest greens at 2"–4" tall. Harvesting no more than 25% of the plant's leaves at a time will not affect the plant's ability to produce large roots.

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Market Express Turnip Seeds Reviews

6 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Jul 4, 2020
Market express, excellent growth and so tasty.

Favorite surprise

5 out of 5 stars Sep 1, 2020
The Market Express turnips were a delightful surprise. I planted them 3 times in our high country garden and we enjoyed a nice harvest each time. They are much tastier than the old turnips I remember as a child.
Sue Hillhouse from CO

Great turnips

5 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2021
Growing up, I avoided turnips in soups and stews because they were so bitter. The package for these said "Not your grandmother's turnips" so I tried them for an autumn garden here in New Hampshire. They grew quickly and uniformly, and were not particularly affected by cold weather as I used a row cover. They were great raw or cooked. They have just a hint of pepperiness, and can be eaten raw in salads, or cooked in soups or with mashed potatoes. Greens were excellent too.
Katharine Daly from NH

Fast and easy to grow

5 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2021
Our whole family loved these market express turnips! Fast and easy to grow.
Jill from CT


5 out of 5 stars Oct 25, 2021
My family adores these turnips, harvested fresh and small, and roasted with the greens on. I have grown multiple crops for two years now and look forward to growing them first thing in the spring. 30 days to harvest. I don't grow them later in the summer when they attract aphids.
Jean from WA

Market Express Turnips

5 out of 5 stars Mar 11, 2023
Wonderfully mild. Great germination and growing beautifully.
Alexander Farms from AR

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