520 seeds. 55 days. Brassica rapa. Biennial.
Turnip 'Purple Top White Globe' is usually eaten when it is 3–4 inches in diameter. The whole plant is edible. I like to cook turnips and mash them with potatoes to give the potatoes a more complex flavor and tone down the mustard flavor of the turnips. I also like to pickle the turnips with onions and garlic. Turnips can store a few month in a a refrigerator with the tops taken off.
I grew Purple Top White Globe for the first time in 2022, and I fell in love with how vigorously they grew compared to the beets and chard.
Sowing Turnip Seeds:
Sow seeds outdoors 3 weeks before the last frost date, 1/4 inch deep. Seeds can be sown in late summer up to 10 weeks before the first fall frost. Thin to 6 inches apart in rows 18 inches apart. Full Sun.
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