Round, root vegetable. The flesh is white. Turnips take about 6 to 10 weeks to reach a useable size. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter, pH 6.0 to 7.5. Can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. Needs plentiful, consistent moisture. Loosen soil deeply or grow in raised beds to encourage good root development. Will tolerate less-than-ideal conditions, but poor soil will slow growth and hurt quality and flavor.
Seven Top turnips are known not for their roots, but for their succulent, tender and high quality greens. Amazing flavor is packed in these leafy greens that are loaded with vitamins A, B, and C.
Easy to grow.
Harvest in 45-65 days
Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed.
Best planted at soil temperatures between 12°C and 30°C.
Space plants: 12-20cm
Sow seeds ¼ to ½ inch deep, 1 inch apart in rows 12 to 18 inches apart. Thin plants to 4- to 6-inch spacings.
Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Quality and flavor are best if harvested when whether is cool.
Use floating row cover to protect crop from early pests.
To help reduce disease, do not plant turnips or other cole crops in the same location more than once every three or four years.
Maintenance and care:
Heirloom turnip seeds can be planted in early spring or early fall. Plant turnip seeds 1” apart and thin weakest seedlings to desired spacing. Keep soil evenly moist to prevent roots from getting woody. For longer harvest, stagger turnip plantings every 2-3 weeks.
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