Turnip Purple Top White Globe Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Turnip Purple Top White Globe Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica rapa (Rapifera group)

Item #3106

50 days. 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! The old Irish tradition of putting lit embers inside a hollowed out turnip was the inspiration for Jack O’Lanterns. Turnips store particularly well.

This packet sows four 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
a group of 2 seeds every 1"

Row Spacing:

When 1/2” tall
thin to 3”- 5”

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost and when soil temperatures reach 50°F; successive sowings every two weeks up to 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 8-11, can sow every 3 weeks through the winter

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special sowing instructions: If growing for young greens, sow thickly at 3 seeds per inch, and do not thin out seedlings.

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.

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