Purple Top White Globe Turnip Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

First-time growers will be pleasantly surprised! This root crop that has fed the world's people for thousands of years can be eaten fresh, roasted, or used like potatoes, even mashed! Turnips store particularly well. Fun fact: The old Irish tradition of putting lit embers inside a hollowed out turnip was the inspiration for Jack O'Lanterns.
  • Conventional Heirloom #0060 - 2 grams
    This packet sows up to 124 feet.
  • $1.79
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  • Organic Heirloom #3106 - 2 grams
    This packet sows up to 124 feet.
  • $1.99
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Botanical Name: Brassica rapa

Days to Maturity: 50 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Probably Eurasia

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

Plant Dimensions: 2"–6" diameter roots. Greens are 14"–22" tall with leaf blades 3"–5" wide.

Variety Information: The globe-shaped roots have purple shoulders above ground and are creamy-white below the soil level.

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 2" 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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Astonishing inconsistency in root size from large marble to baseball, side by side in the row. Very disappointing seed quality.
L. Fogle
Owner Response: L, We are sorry you were disappointed in the Purple Top White Globe Turnip seeds. We do guarantee our seeds and will be in touch shortly. Root crop growth is impacted by environmental conditions, usually crowding from gravely soil, other plants nearby or dense soil. At any rate, we are sorry you did not have a good experience with our seeds and will send you an email.

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