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Turnip Purple Top – Vegetable Seeds

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Estimated delivery date 2024/06/20

About Turnip Purple Top

This annual vegetable shows a height up to 1 to 3 inches. The roots are smooth and nearly round with purple color on top. The white turnip (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa) is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, fleshy taproot. Small, tender varieties are grown for human consumption, while larger varieties are grown as feed for livestock. The name turnip – used in many regions – may also include rutabaganeep or swede. It’s leaves are sometimes eaten as “turnip greens” (“turnip tops” in the UK), and they resemble mustard greens (to which they are closely related) in flavor. It’s greens are a common side dish in southeastern U.S. cooking, primarily during late Fall and Winter. Smaller leaves are preferred. Varieties grown specifically for their leaves resemble mustard greens and have small roots.

Their roots weigh up to 1 kilogram (2 pounds 3 ounces), although they are usually harvested when smaller. Size is partly a function of variety and partly a function of the length of time the turnip has grown.

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Seeds Specifications

Seeds per Packet 35
Common Name Turnip purple top
Height Up to 15 inches
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

  • Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants
  • Keep the soil moist but not over-watered
  • Monitor for pests and diseases and apply an organic solution at first
  • Mulch heavily in the fall to keep the ground soft

Turnip Purple Top Care

  • Start in the spring and again in late summer
  • Prepare 8 inches bed
  • Sow a half an inch to 1 inch deep and half a foot apart
  • Press lightly and keep evenly moist
  • Seedlings may emerge in 7-14 days
  • Sow them when the temperature is 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit
Sunlight Full sun
Watering Moderate
Soil Light, loosened deeply, and free of stones
Temperature 18 to 26 degrees C
Fertilizer Prefer an organic fertilizer.
Harvest Season For turnip greens, pick 4 weeks after sowing.

Special Feature of Turnip

The color of a vegetable

Uses

Medicinal Use:

  • It contains the good amount of vitamin C

Culinary Use:

  • Young leaves used to make the classic cooked southern greens
  • The seedlings are also delicious on top of sandwiches or salads.

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