Description for Turnip purple top
This annual vegetable shows a height up to 1 to 3 inches. The roots are smooth and nearly round with purple color on top.
Planting and care
Start in the spring and again in late summer. Prepare 8 inches bed. Sow a half an inch to 1 inch deep and half a foot apart. Press lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings may emerge in 7-14 days. Sow them when the temperature is 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Caring for Turnip purple top
- Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants.
- Keep the soil moist but not over-watered.
- Monitor for pests and diseases and apply an organic solution at first.
- Mulch heavily in the fall to keep the ground soft.
For turnip greens, pick 4 weeks after sowing.
Typical uses of Turnip purple top
Special features: The color of a vegetable
Culinary use: Young leaves used to make the classic cooked southern greens. The seedlings are also delicious on top of sandwiches or salads.
Ornamental use: NA
Medicinal use: It contains the good amount of vitamin C.
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