Turnip Purple Top White Globe HEIRLOOM Seeds

Turnip Purple Top White Globe HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica rapa subsp. rapa

Item #0060

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 up to 496 ft.

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Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

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

Row Spacing:

Thin to 1 every 4"-6"

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

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special sowing instructions: If growing exclusively 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. If sown for baby greens, harvest greens at 2"-4" tall. Harvesting no more than 25% of the plant's leaves at at time will not affect the plant's ability to produce large roots.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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