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Purple Top White Globe Turnips

  • Purple Top White Globe Turnips, also known simply as Purple Top Turnips, are a root vegetable that are typically grown for their edible bulbous roots. They are a popular variety of turnip and are commonly used in cooking and salads.


    The turnips get their name from their shape and appearance. They have a round, white bulbous root that is topped with a purple crown. The roots are generally harvested when they are 2-3 inches in diameter, although they can be allowed to grow larger if desired.


    When it comes to growing Purple Top White Globe Turnips, they are generally considered easy to grow and can be planted in the spring or fall. The seeds should be planted about 1/2 inch deep in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. The plants prefer a sunny location, but can also tolerate partial shade.


    The turnips require regular watering, about 1-2 inches per week, to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. It's also important to keep the soil free of weeds, as competition for resources can reduce yield.


    If you're growing turnips in the fall, it's important to harvest them before the first hard frost, as cold weather can damage the roots. In general, turnips are ready to harvest 55-60 days after planting. The roots can be harvested by pulling them out of the ground by the tops or by digging them up with a garden fork.


    Seeds per pack: 4g

    • Soil Preparation: Purple Top White Globe Turnips prefer well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Before planting, work compost or well-rotted manure into the soil to improve its texture and fertility. Turnips prefer a soil pH of 6.0 to 7.5.

    • Planting: Turnips can be planted in the spring or fall. For a spring crop, plant seeds 2-4 weeks before the last expected frost date. For a fall crop, plant seeds 6-8 weeks before the first expected frost date. Sow the seeds about 1/2 inch deep and 1-2 inches apart in rows that are 12-18 inches apart. Thin the seedlings to 4-6 inches apart when they are 2-3 inches tall.

    • Watering: Turnips require regular watering to keep the soil moist. Provide about 1-2 inches of water per week, depending on weather conditions. Avoid overwatering, as turnips can develop rot or other fungal diseases in waterlogged soil.

    • Fertilizing: Turnips benefit from regular applications of fertilizer to promote healthy growth and yield. Apply a balance