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Turnip: Purple Top White Globe (1g, 500 seeds)
Heirloom Purple Top White Globe Turnip Seeds | Grow Purple Top White Globe Turnips

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This is the most widely grown turnip variety world wide! The tops of this versatile vegetable can be cooked as greens, and its edible roots are good for storing, canning and freezing!

Slightly tapered globe shaped roots, purple above ground and white below ground, are best harvested when 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Flesh is sweet, mild and fine-grained.
Average: 55 days

Detailed planting instructions:

From early spring to late summer, sow seeds ¼ to ½ inch deep, 1 inch apart in rows 12 to 18 inches apart. Thin plants to 4- to 6-inch spacings.

Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Quality and flavor are best if harvested when whether is cool.

Use floating row cover to protect crop from early pests.

To help reduce disease, do not plant turnips or other cole crops in the same location more than once every three or four years.


These tasty and hardy cool-season vegetables epitomize fall root crops. Harvest rutabagas from three to four months after sowing seeds, while turnips can be harvested from one to two months after sowing seeds.
Harvest turnip leaves for greens before the roots are ready.

Cut the outer leaves, then refrigerate, unwashed, and use as soon as you can. Leave some greens on top to keep root alive.

Loosen the soil around turnip roots when they reach 2 to 3 inches wide. Pull roots from the soil and twist off the tops, leaving about 1/2 inch of stem.

Store turnips in a cool damp place, unwashed, for up to three months.


Turnips grown for seed should not be trimmed for eating. If small amounts of seeds are wanted, allow individual pods to dry to a light brown color before picking and opening by hand. Lower pods dry first followed by those progressively higher on the plant. For larger amounts of seed, pull entire plant after a majority of pods have dried. Green pods rarely produce viable seeds even if allowed to dry after the plant is pulled.
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value:

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Turnip; Purple Top White Globe January 18, 2017
Reviewer: jacqueline hunter from alton, ME United States  
Excellent taste and very mild, especially as turnip are harvested young.  Also freezes well.

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Great product!! November 11, 2016
Reviewer: G.L. from Central Texas  
Turnips shipped fast and I planted them in right away.
5 days later they sprouted and are growing fine!
This is the second season that I've used My Patriot
Supply heirloom turnip seeds and I consider them
top quality. Also want to suggest turnips to any new gardener as the are super easy to grow and very nutritious.

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Good production! November 11, 2016
Reviewer: Charles Freeman from Oak Hill, OH United States  
Good tasting greens! Not a turnip fan except for the greens, but they are good to me chopped up in soup or in the greens.

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Wonderful October 9, 2016
Reviewer: justin buttrey from Greenbrier, TN United States  
Almost 100% germination. Seems to be growing well without any obvious problems. This along with a great price.

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Survival seeds July 28, 2016
Reviewer: John Drake from Julian, NC United States  
I bought these to stash away for the future, I really like that they are good for five years that's a big plus. The packaging is excellent and well made. The price cant be beat either!

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