Turnip, Purple Top White
- 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
(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.