1+1 Turnip purple top - Desi Seeds

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The crown is with pink to purple. This seed packet contains approximately 35 seeds.
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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.

Common name(s): Turnip purple top
Flower colours: NA
Bloom time: NA
Max reacahble height: Up to 15 inches
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

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.

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Light, loosened deeply, and free of stones
Water: Moderate
Temperature: 18 to 26 degrees C
Fertilizer: Prefer an organic fertilizer.

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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  • https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/vegetables/turnip

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