TURNIP – PURPLE TOP WHITE GLOBE
The Purple Top White Globe Turnip dates back to the 1800s & has remained popular for its beautiful appearance, production quality, & ease of growth. This popular heirloom variety has a large purple to red top that fades into white on the bottom. It’s a tender, white-fleshed variety that grows quickly & keeps well, making it a top choice for home gardens. A popular early variety. The top reaches 10-12cm diameter. The young leaves can be cooked as greens & the flesh has an excellent flavor, ideal in soups & stews or enjoys them roasted or mashed like potatoes.
Plant seeds outdoors where they are to grow & cover seeds with fine soil. When young seedlings are 5 – 10cm tall, thin to 10 to 15cm apart. Avoid using fresh manure in a soil where you plant turnips. Plants produce best in light, well-drained soil.