Turnip Purple Top
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.
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"