HOW TO GROW PURPLE TURNIP FROM SEEDS
CARE FOR PURPLE TURNIP AFTER GERMINATION
When they are a few inches tall, thin, the turnip sprouts 4 to 6 inches apart, keeping the toughest ones. To protect the top of the tubers from harsh sun, mulch the purple top plants with straw. Keep the soil continually moist by watering the purple top plants regularly. The tubers grow most quickly and tenderly when the soil is constantly wet. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Halfway through the growing season, side dresses the purple tops with compost by spreading it between the rows next to the plants. Keep the turnip bed weeded constantly. The roots of weeds can lead to small purple top tubers and encourage pest infestations.
USES AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF PURPLE TURNIP
Purple Top Turnips can be baked or boiled in stews, soups, or stir-fries, or lightly steamed with butter, salt, or lemon juice for flavoring. Make your own coleslaw: Peel and julienne. Turmeric makes an excellent matchstick garnish. Besides fiber and vitamins A, C, D, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2, and folate (one of the B vitamins), turnips contain minerals such as manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and copper. Additionally, they contain phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein.
Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
- Product: Purple Top Turnips Seeds
- Season: Spring
- USDA Zones: 2-9
- Days to Harvest: 6-8 Weeks
- Soil Type: Loamy
- Temperature: 17-22 Degrees Celcius
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Rosids
- Order: Brassicales
- Family: Brassicaceae
- Genus: Brassica
- Species: B. Rapa
- Variety: B. r. var. Rapa
- Uses: Beneficial Vegetable
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