Turnip - Organic Purple Top
The Purple Top Turnip, a long time favorite, and the most popular turnip for table use, has a purple to white root. The white flesh of the root is firm and fine-grained with a mild, sweet flavor. This cool weather vegetable is at its most tender when the roots are 2 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
- FM USDA Certified Organic Seeds 4.8 g packet
Growing Info: 55 days to mature after germination. Sow directly in the garden as early as the soil can be worked. Plant 2 seeds together every 5 inches, covering firmly with soil. Thin to one plant every 5 inches when seedlings are 2 1/2 - 3 inches tall. Sow again in late summer for a fall crop.
Suggestions: Turnip roots become woody if they grow over 3 inches in diameter. To harvest, loosen soil around the base of leaves, then grab the tops and pull.
Health Benefits: Turnips are loaded with fiber and vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2 and folate, as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and copper. They are also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein.
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