Brassica Rapa (Purple Top White Globe Turnip) – Organic Heirloom Seeds


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Turnips are actually related to broccoli rabe, collard greens and pac choi. The leaves are nutrient-rich and can be eaten like other greens while the bulbous root has entirely different culinary uses. The Purple Top White Globe is an heirloom variety bears resemblance to a radish in the fact that it has a purple top and remains small. They are considered mature at 2″ in diameter. The small size makes for a more tender, sweeter vegetable. It will also cut down on the cooking time as compared to traditional turnips. The leaves can be eaten young with the root maturing in 55 days.  This is organic non-GMO vegetable seed.

Growing Information: This heirloom variety can be grown by direct sowing outdoors as soon as the ground is workable. Turnip seedlings are tolerant of some frost. So you can start early and grow successive crops into the fall. Sow seeds at a depth of about 1/4″-1/2″ with a spacing of 6″ between plants and 1-2 feet between rows.  it enjoys full sun to partial sun and requires moderate watering.

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