Purple Top White Globe Turnip - Packet

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Remind yourself that turnips were once the most popular vegetable to grow in a garden, then sow a row of Purple White Globe to find out why. Harking back to Landreth’s earliest roots, these cold hardy turnips were prized in the 1880’s. Ready to hold up to a cold winter in the root cellar or left in the ground to sweeten up during a mild winter. Bring this heirloom back to your garden, pick it small when tender enough to add to soups, salads or simply steamed with butter.
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Introduced before 1880, the Purple Top White Globe turnip quickly became the standard for commercial and home garden cultivations and remains so today. It's actually two vegetables in one, producing crisp roots as well as delicious greens. And it's quite a charmer in the garden as well as on the table, with its cherubic white roots blushing with pinkish purple at the top. Early and easy growers, Purple Top White Globe turnips can be 5 inches in diameter or more when fully mature, but they're best picked and eaten when a bit younger and smaller at approximately 2-3 inches. The lovely white flesh has a fine texture and mild, sweet flavor that's just as delicious raw and crisp in a salad as it is boiled or mashed like a potato. It's also perfect for soups and stews. Cook the top leaves like spinach for a savory side, or use them in other favorite dishes. Thanks to their quick growing time, Purple Top White Globe turnips are a great candidate for successive sowings. Start a crop early in the spring as soon as soil can be worked, and again in late summer for a hardy fall crop.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.16 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 2085 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Brassica rapa
How To Grow
Direct sow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/4-1/2 inch
Seed Spacing
1 inch
Row Spacing
12-18 inches
Space After Thinning
4-6 inches
Days To Germinate
5-10 days
Days To Maturity
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