Purple Top White Globe Turnip
Listed in the 1885 retail catalogue of James J. H. Gregory. Uniform smooth white globes are best for eating when 3-4" in diameter but remain in good condition until quite large. Sweet, mild, fine-grained white flesh. Large tops make delicious greens. Excellent quality, stores very well.
- 45-65 days
- ±13,500 seeds/oz
- Uniform smooth white globes
- White skin
- Sweet, mild, fine-grained, white flesh
- Roots are best eaten at 3-4 inches but remain in good condition until quite large
- Large tops make delicious greens
This variety works for:
Turnips pair nicely with other root vegetables like beets, carrots, and rutabagas. Roasted turnips are a great side for rich meats like beef, sausages, or lamb but they can also be sautéed in butter and served with mushrooms and cream.
If you plan on storing your turnip harvest over the winter in a root cellar, make sure to trim all the leaves, brush off any large clumps of soil, and pack them into bins with sawdust, sand, or dry leaves to keep them from drying out.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be prepared in spring. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Quality and flavor are best if harvested when weather is cool.
- Direct Seed: 2" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
- Rows Apart: 24"
- Thin: 4-6" Apart
Ratings & Reviews
by Rebecca Thatcher Murcia
I haven’t eaten the root yet, but I thinned the original row and made a delicious salad with the greens.