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Days to Maturity: 55 DAYS
Purple Top has a mild, fine-grained white flesh.
- 3-6″ roots
Planting instructions are from direct seeding. Planting depth: 3/4″
Seed spacing: for turnip 8 sds/ft, for rutabaga 6 sds/ft; Plant spacing: for turnip 2-4″ , for rutabaga 6″
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.
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.
Info gleaned fron www.highmowingseeds.com