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Seven Top Turnip Seeds

Brassica rapa

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: A cool weather crop, Seven Top turnips thrive when planted three weeks before the last frost in the spring, or after the hottest part of summer for a fall crop. Direct sow our turnip seeds for sale in rich, deeply worked soil and full sun, 1/2" deep in rows 12-18" apart; as the seedlings grow, thin them to 4-6" apart.

Growing: Apply mulch to conserve moisture and control weeds. Watch out for pests such as the red and black harlequin bug, which must be removed to prevent damage.

Harvesting: Harvest greens as soon as they reach a good size for eating; if using both the greens and the root, harvest only 2-3 leaves per root. Since small turnips have the most tenderness and flavor, pull them when they reach a size of 1-3". To store them for extended periods, cut the top down to 1/2" and store in a cool, dark place without washing off the dirt. Gardeners with warmer winters will be able to apply a layer of mulch and leave the crop in the ground all winter.

Seed Saving: Turnips will cross pollinate with other varieties of turnips, and should be isolated to ensure genetic purity. This vegetable must overwinter before producing seed. In warmer climates, a layer of mulch will be sufficient for protection. In colder climates, dig up the turnips; cut the tops to 1" and store them in damp sand at 33-40 degrees F until replanting in spring. The roots will send up flowering stalks. When the seed pods begin to turn brown, remove them before they shatter or dig up the entire plant and hang it upside down in a protected location to dry. Thresh the seed from the dry pods by crushing them. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Brassica rapa

Type: Open Pollinated, Cool Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 10,000

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Height: 24 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~500 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $4.00 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $4.80 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $6.00 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.72kg) $27.00 -+
10 Lb Mylar (4.54kg) $48.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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These turnip seeds for sale do not produce an edible turnip root, but are grown for the best-tasting turnip greens you'll ever eat. Seven Top turnip greens are very nutritious and high in calcium, and tasty in salads or steamed. Dark green leaves can be harvested at 45 days and just six inches high. Reaches almost two feet high at full maturity.
The Seven Top turnip, a turnip seed for sale grown especially for the unsurpassed flavor of its nutritious greens, is the most popular source of turnip greens in the southern regions of the United States. The use of turnip tops for salad greens goes all the way back to ancient Greece, and has been a common practice in nearly every civilization since then.

You can also take a look at our other turnip seeds for sale.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: A cool weather crop, Seven Top turnips thrive when planted three weeks before the last frost in the spring, or after the hottest part of summer for a fall crop. Direct sow our turnip seeds for sale in rich, deeply worked soil and full sun, 1/2" deep in rows 12-18" apart; as the seedlings grow, thin them to 4-6" apart.

Growing: Apply mulch to conserve moisture and control weeds. Watch out for pests such as the red and black harlequin bug, which must be removed to prevent damage.

Harvesting: Harvest greens as soon as they reach a good size for eating; if using both the greens and the root, harvest only 2-3 leaves per root. Since small turnips have the most tenderness and flavor, pull them when they reach a size of 1-3". To store them for extended periods, cut the top down to 1/2" and store in a cool, dark place without washing off the dirt. Gardeners with warmer winters will be able to apply a layer of mulch and leave the crop in the ground all winter.

Seed Saving: Turnips will cross pollinate with other varieties of turnips, and should be isolated to ensure genetic purity. This vegetable must overwinter before producing seed. In warmer climates, a layer of mulch will be sufficient for protection. In colder climates, dig up the turnips; cut the tops to 1" and store them in damp sand at 33-40 degrees F until replanting in spring. The roots will send up flowering stalks. When the seed pods begin to turn brown, remove them before they shatter or dig up the entire plant and hang it upside down in a protected location to dry. Thresh the seed from the dry pods by crushing them. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Brassica rapa

Type: Open Pollinated, Cool Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 10,000

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Height: 24 Inches

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