Turnip, Purple Top White

Brassica rapa
$2.99 to $12.50
SKU: 0423A
  • Organic
  • Uniform smooth white globes
  • White skin
  • Sweet, mild, fine-grained, white flesh
  • Roots are best eaten at 3-4 inches but remain in good condition until quite large
  • Large tops make delicious greens
  • Stores very well
  • 45-65 days
  • ±13,500 seeds/oz

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Turnip, Purple Top White Description

(Brassica rapa) Listed in the 1885 retail catalogue of James J. H. Gregory. Uniform smooth white globes are best for eating when 3-4" in diameter but remain in good condition until quite large. Sweet, mild, fine-grained white flesh. Large tops make delicious greens. Excellent quality, stores very well. 45-65 days. ±13,500 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

This crop does not transplant well so make sure to direct seed in your garden as soon as the soil can be worked (about 2 weeks before the last expected frost date).

These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden to create a bed of tender leaves and thinned to 4 inches apart as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.

These leaves can be harvested for fresh eating when they are 3-5 in. and for cooking as they mature.You should harvest the roots when they are 2-4 inches in diameter.

This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.