This pretty root crop matures quickly in cool weather. Baby turnips, adored by the French, are harvested when radish-size, cooked whole and unpeeled. The mild, earthy flavor and butter-smooth texture complements roasts and other hearty fare. Enjoy the tender greens raw or steamed.
Plant seeds in early spring as soon as soil can be worked. Plant in enriched soil. Sow seeds sparingly, firm soil gently over the row and keep moist. For a fall crop, plant in late summer or early fall.
Thin to the recommended spacing when the first true leaves appear. Water regularly. To harvest, pull small, radish-size turnips for greens and roots a month after planting. For mature greens, snip off leaves 1 to 2 inches above the ground. Turnip roots lose flavor when they've become bigger than a large egg.
Days to Harvest: 50 - 50 Days
Days to Sprout: 3 To 10 Days
Planting Depth: 0.25 - 0.5 Inches
Plant Spacing: 1 - 2 Inches
Spacing Rows: 12 - 18 Inches
Spacing After Thinning: 2 - 4 Inches
- Availability for seeds is limited after August 1st
- Seeds carry a listed package expiration date of 12/31