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Turnip Seeds - Purple Top White Globe HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $4.50
1/4 Pound $9.95 45%
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  • Mild, Sweet Flavor; Tender, White Roots
  • Young Leaves are Highly Nutritious; Smooth and Round Roots
  • Prefers Full Sun Exposure; Partial Shade Tolerant

Product Description

The Purple Top White Globe Turnip is a delicious, mildly sweet variety that has been a gardener's favorite for decades. Use the Purple Top White Globe Turnip in soups, stews, salads - or even eaten raw!

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Turnip Seeds - Purple Top White Globe
    Botanical Name:Brassica rapa
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Cool Season
    Plant Type:Root Vegetable
    Features:Heirloom, Fast Growing, Container Garden
    Fruit Size:2-3" diameter
    Days to Maturity:30-60 Days
    Plant Spacing:4-6 inches
    Planting Depth:1/2 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:4 g
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Purple Top White Globe Turnips

    About Turnips

    Turnips, a fast growing, cool-weather vegetable, can take a month less to harvest than their cool-season cousin the Rutabaga. They are easy to grow, and all parts of the plant are edible.

    When to Plant Turnip Seeds

    Turnips can be grown in both early Spring and in late Summer for a Fall crop. In frost-free climates, sow in Fall.

    Where to Plant Turnip Seeds

    Select a site that gets full sun. Soil should be well-draining, light, and loosened to a depth of 10 to 15 inches, and free of any clumps of grass and stones. If the soil is heavy or poor, consider using a soil amendment such as composted organic matter or aged manure.

    How to Plant Turnip Seeds

    Turnips should be directly sowed into the ground; they do not transplant well. Scatter turnip seeds and cover with no more than ½ inch of fine soil. Lightly compress soil and keep evenly moist. Seedlings will emerge in 7-14 days. Once seedlings are 2 - 4 inches high, thin them to 4 to 6 inches apart. Turnips do not require much care, but consistent soil moisture is key. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. Provide plants about 1 inch of water per week to prevent the roots from becoming tough and bitter.

    How to Harvest Turnips

    Harvest once they have reached 2-3 inches in diameter. Early varieties after about 5 weeks, and maincrop varieties after 6 to 10 weeks. For turnip greens, wait until the roots develop. If you are harvesting turnip greens, know that this will slow the production of the root, and will take longer to harvest.

    **Keep the beds free of weeds. Weeds will compete with plants for water, space, and nutrients. Either, weed frequently, and/or mulch heavily to prevent their seeds from germinating. Try to avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews

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Simply the best Turnip

I live in NW AZ and Purple Top White Globe is my favorite turnip. I do succession plantings every year in early spring and again in fall. It’s easy to grow and has excellent flavor when picked small (less than 3”). It holds its flavor even when allowed to grow large (softball size) but at that stage it’s best if peeled. Good raw, cooked, or roasted. It is extremely heat tolerant, often lasting until late June. Young leaves are good in salads, older leaves can get bitter, but lose much of that if cooked.

The last planting in Fall I overwinter one or two of the best looking plants in the ground. The following Spring, they send up shoots, flower and produce abundant seed pods. And there is my source of seeds for the following year as by the time they have produced seeds I’ve already planted seeds I harvested the year before. Ah, the advantage of growing heirlooms.


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