Purple Top White Globe, ORGANIC

Brassica rapa

HEIRLOOM A favorite garden variety. Purple skin peeks out above the soil, white skin below. Large roots taste mildly sweet and fine grained. Good greens for eating and an excellent keeper.

Turnips are the perfect accompaniment for hardy stews and slow braised meats in the fall when new winds blow into the field. They are hardy and frost tolerant, often getting sweeter in the cold and the greens are of course tasty, cooked up with collards or kale for nutritious side dish. A homegrower can try the uncommon culinary delight of baby turnips – young, tender roots harvested at a small size and eaten whole, fresh or roasted. Nutrients: vitamins C and B6, folate, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and magnesium.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
2 grams - Packet $ 2.75
1/4 oz $ 5.50
1/2 oz $ 8.25
1 oz $ 12.40
1/4 lb(s) $ 18.60
1/2 lb(s) $ 27.85
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
8000 5 gr 40 lbs 57
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
All 50-75°F Full Sun Very Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1/2" 1" 500
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
3-6" 5-17 Biennial 4-5 years
Easy-to-grow by direct seed about 3-4 weeks before the last spring frost for early summer harvest, and in late summer for fall harvest. Direct seed in fertile, evenly moist soil in full sun. Plant seeds: 1/2" deep, 1" between seeds, in rows 12" apart. Thin to 3-6" between mature plants. Soil Temp: 50-75 F. Days to Sprout: 5-17. Companions: beets, carrots, dill, lettuce, onion, spinach, tomato, nasturtium, and cilantro. Seeds/Oz: 7000-9000. Seed Wt./100' Row: 5 gr. Yield/100' row: 40 lbs. Days to Harvest: 40-65. Seed Viability: 3-4 years.