Purple Top White Globe Turnip

55 days. Magenta shoulders and smooth white flesh are the hallmark of this classic and widely grown southern heirloom from the late 1800s. The roots average between 3" and 4" in diameter, but can occasionally balloon to 6", though larger size diminishes their mild taste. A fall crop yields even better Turnips, as does a kiss of frost before harvest. (OP.)

One packet of about 750 seeds
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  • They may be the Plain Jane of the kitchen garden, but homegrown Turnips are wonderful when enjoyed small, 3" maximum. Sow in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked in an area which has not been freshly manured. Harvest by gently pulling out by the bottoms of the greens. Turnips are great in their raw state - munched whole, sliced or grated in salads, or steamed and dressed with butter. Turnip greens are delicious too!

    Average seed life: 4 years.
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They may be the Plain Jane of the kitchen garden, but homegrown Turnips are wonderful when enjoyed small, 3" maximum. Sow in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked in an area which has not been freshly manured. Harvest by gently pulling out by the bottoms of the greens. Turnips are great in their raw state - munched whole, sliced or grated in salads, or steamed and dressed with butter. Turnip greens are delicious too!

Average seed life: 4 years.
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