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  Turnip: Seven Top (1g, 450 seeds)
Heirloom Seven Top White Globe Turnip Seeds | Grow Seven Top White Globe Turnips


 
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This variety does not produce an edible turnip root, but is grown for the best-tasting turnip greens you'll ever eat. Very nutritious and high in calcium, these greens are tasty in salads or steamed.

Dark green leaves can be harvested at 45 days and just six inches high. Reaches almost two feet high at full maturity.


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.


HARVESTING

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.


SAVING SEEDS

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.
Features
  • 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:


Average Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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Not enough time to review March 7, 2014
Reviewer: David Reed from North Little Rock, AR United States  
As it is still not even spring time here, it is difficult to rate any products. Give it another 6 months and lets see if the plants even sprout. I love the packaging though.

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turnip seven top February 27, 2013
Reviewer: Thomas Harling from Concord, NC United States  
looking forward to eating

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excellent product, great price! February 4, 2013
Reviewer: V from Fort Walton Beach, FL United States  
Product came in and I was so excited as product perfectly packaged. Great company great service! Thank you :-)

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recent seed order January 22, 2013
Reviewer: Anna from Danville, AR United States  
I received the order quickly in good condition.  I have started the seeds inside in  starter peat pots.  The seeds are apparently healthy since most of them are up in less than a week since I planted them.  I will transplant these to standard planters on a protected porch until they can stand to be outside full time.

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