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Brassica Rapa
TURNIP-PURPLE TOP WHITE GLOBE 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.


Germination Time (Days) 6 – 12
Harvest Time (Days) 50 – 90
Sowing Depth (mm) 10
Plant Spacing (cm) 7 – 15
Row Spacing (cm) 45
pH 5 – 7.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Hardy
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct
Seed Preparation
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