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Purple Top Globe Turnip - Certified Organic

Purple Top Globe Turnip - Certified Organic
Purple Top Globe Turnip - Certified Organic
SKU: 10083
(Brassica rapa)
Certified Organic
Unit size: 1/32 OZ
Matures in 55 days

HEIRLOOM - This popular turnip variety dates back to 1880 and is still widely planted today. Six inch smooth white globes are purplish-red above ground and white below. Best when harvested at 3-4”, but will retain good quality until quite large. Purple Top Globe has a mild, fine-grained white flesh. More details...
Price: $2.75
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Soil  and Nutrient Requirements
Turnips and Rutabegas can tolerate slightly alkaline soil, preferring the range 6.0 -7.5. Deep, loose, well drained fertile soil with moderate nitrogen levels is best.
Full sun, or part shade
Seeding Depth
Planting instructions are from direct seeding. Planting depth: 3/4";
Plant Spacing
Seed spacing: for turnip 8 sds/ft, for rutabaga 6 sds/ft; Plant spacing: for turnip 2-4" , for rutabaga  6";
Row Spacing
Row spacing:  for turnip 12-18, for rutabaga 18-24”.
When to Sow
Turnips can be grown all season long but perform best in cool fall conditions. Rutabagas are sown in the summer for fall harvests. Seeds will germinate from 45-85 degrees.
Frost Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
No. Turnips need plentiful, consistent moisture.
Heat Tolerant
Seed Specs
Turnips- 11M sds/oz avg, 175M sds/lb avg. Rutabagas- 11M sds/oz avg, 175M sds/lb avg. M=1,000
Seeding Rate
Turnips-  ~1900 sds/100’ double row, ~255M sds/acre seeding 8sds/ft, for a final 4” avg plant spacing, 18” row spacing. Rutabagas- ~1400 sds/100’ double row seeding 6sds/ft, for a final 6” avg plant spacing, 24” row spacing.
Flavor is sweetest when harvested just before the ground freezes or at least after two hard frosts. Turnip tops can be eaten as greens.
Unwashed roots can store for several weeks at 32°F at a high relative humidity as close to 95% as possible. With good air circulation, topped roots can be stored four to five months. 
Pest Info
  • Cabbage looper, imported cabbage worm, and diamondback moth, are of the Lepidoptera order and can be controlled by Bacillus thuringiensis (such as Dipel DF) and/or spinosad, preferentially in rotation with one another to prevent selection of resistant individuals.
  • Cabbage root maggots feed on roots, resulting in stunting and wilting of plants. Use floating row cover to protect young plants. There are also beneficial nematodes available.
  •  Flea beetles make small holes in the leaves and are most damaging to growth when plants are young. .  Floating row cover may be used to ward them off.
Disease Info
  • Black rot, caused by the bacteria Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris, is one of the most destructive diseases of all crucifer crops. Symptoms first appear as V-shaped yellow lesions at the leaf margin, after which the veins of infected leaves, stems, and roots turn black. Infected plants should be pulled up as soon as noticed, and plantings should never be worked during wet conditions.
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