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How to Grow Purple Top Turnips From Seed

The quick and convenient step-by-step guide to growing your purple top turnips from seeds!


Sacred Plant Co purple top heirloom turnips come from a variety of turnip first introduced in 1890. When planted these seeds quickly produce a smooth round turnip with a bright purple top above ground and white fruit body below the soil.

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How to Grow Purple Top Turnips From Seed


# 1 | Plant your turnip seeds in early spring or aim for 4-10 weeks before the first frost in the fall – late August in cooler climates, early September in warmer ones.


# 2 | Scatter your turnip seeds over the soil. With a flat hand press the seeds into the moist soil.


# 3 | Radishes do well with consistently moist soil and the addition of organic matter such as compost. Do not allow the soil to dry out, but also avoid overwatering as this can cause splitting.


Turnip Planting Time Tips

  • Turnips are a quick growing cool-weather crop that take 30 to 60 days to develop from seed.

  • Turnips grow best temperatures from 40°F to 75°F (7-24°C).

  • Turnips are best harvested before temperatures exceed 75°F (24°C).



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