Turnip 'Purple Top White Globe' (Brassica rapa)
This is a selected superior strain of this traditional, Southern United States variety where it is widely grown. Producing smooth, round roots, avg. 75-100mm in diameter, which are white below the soil line and bright purple above. Large, lobed greens.
When to sow: Early spring until February. Mid-spring in cold districts.
Where to sow: Direct
Depth to sow: 1/2cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants thin to 2-5cm for full size Between rows 30cm
Directions: Sow early spring through late summer in a 50mm wide band, seeds 25mm apart for small turnips or 50mm apart for larger turnips. Sow 6mm- 12mm deep in rows 30cm apart.
Packet 200 seeds