Turnip Purple Top
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Turnip Purple Top

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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"