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Turnip 'Purple Top White Globe'

Brassica rapa

Typically available from fall through winter. Check with your local store for current availability.

Hardy vegetable with edible roots and stems. Roots and stems have sweet, nutty, and earthy flavor, with sweeter root flavor when harvested at 3" to 4" size. Use in soups, roast in a  vegetable medley, or store canned or frozen.

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  • Size: 2' tall, 6"-8" wide
  • Days to Maturity: 50 days
  • Productivity: 2"-6" Wide globe-shaped roots
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Arching

Green Thumb Guide

Plant in enriched garden soil with good drainage early spring or late summer after danger of 100° weather has passed. Sow seeds 1/4" deep 4"-6" apart in rows spaced 12"-18" apart. Feed about once a month with a vegetable fertilizer. Harvest when ready by gasping stems and pulling straight up. 



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