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Turnip 'Purple Top' Seeds

Heirloom. A timeless variety.

Availability: In stock

$2.95
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Details

This pre-1880 turnip is a timeless variety, prized for its deliciously sweet and tender white roots that are purple at the crown. The turnips are often 4- 6" across, but are best picked when 2-3” in size. Purple Top adds a nice crunch to fall and winter salads, and its edible roots are good for storing, canning and freezing!

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Brassica rapa
Life Cycle Biennial
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/2 in.
When to Sow Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 50-60
Propagation Methods Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked, From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 200