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Turnip Purple Queen

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Beautiful white turnip with purple blushed roots and dark green leaves with deep purple veining. Uniform and productive. F1.

The roots of this turnip are sweet, the greens are prolific and can be used for cooking. Turnip greens are highly nutritious and offer a variety of health benefits through their supply of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Every part of a turnip plant contains protein and is excellent for human consumption.

Turnips grow best in cool weather (from 40°F to 75°F.), high temperatures cause the roots to become woody and bitter-tasting. They can be planted late as a second crop. Suitable for the winter crop in mild climates, in cold-weather climates typically planted in the spring.  

Turnips do not transplant well, direct sow in the ordinary well-drained garden soil ½ inch deep and approximally1 inch apart in wide rows. 

Plants will be semi-erect and lush. Thining helps to promote healthy and unified roots - once turnip seeds germinate, thin the growing turnips to about 4 inches apart to give the plants plenty of room to form good roots. 

Mulch turnips with straw to protect the tuber tops from sunburn.

Try growing with these companion plants: bush beans, peas, southern peas.

Open Pollinated.

 

Days to Maturity: 50

Leaf: Cut Leaf, Dark Green

Root: 4-6" Globe

Skin Color: Bright Purple Crown, White Below

Planting Depth: 1/4" Spacing Between Plants in Row: 2"