Purple top globe turnip came into prominence in 1880. It is grown and consumed in nations across the world today. Turnips are biennials usually grown as annuals. Although turnips are more of a staple in European kitchens, many southern gardeners like to grow them for their greens. Turnips grow best in a temperate climate but can endure light frost. Different varieties can be used to lengthen the harvesting period.
Purple top globe turnip has numerous health benefits. Purple top globe turnip is low in fats and cholesterol but has a high dietary fiber content. Vitamin A,B, C and K are also found in the turnip in moderate amounts. Cancer fighting micro nutrients are also found in purple top globe turnip in considerable amounts. Doctors recommend a moderate serving of purple top globe turnip to those suffering from cancer.
Spacing: 4″ – 6″
Height: 6′′ – 12′′
Optimum Soil Ph: 6 to 7
Days To Maturity: 57
Sowing Method: Outdoors
Heirloom turnip seeds can be planted in early spring or early fall. Plant turnip seeds 1” apart and thin weakest seedlings to desired spacing. Keep soil evenly moist to prevent roots from getting woody. For longer harvest, stagger turnip plantings every 2-3 weeks.