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Purple Top White Globe

Purple Top White Globe Turnip

(50 days) Brassica rapa Open-pollinated. Popular variety with purple tops, white bottoms and white flesh can attain 6" in diameter. An heirloom from before 1880. Starks claimed in 1921 that “other varieties are good, but this one stands in a class by itself.” Sometimes used to feed livestock, but CR likes them in soups, and Joanna eats them up to golf-ball-sized with the greens.
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2378A: 1/8oz for $1.00  
2378B: 1/2oz for $1.80  
2378C: 1oz for $2.90  
2378D: 4oz for $5.50  
2378E: 1lb for $9.50  
2378K: 5lb for $44.00  
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Turnips & Rutabagas

⅛ oz packet sows almost 40 ft; 1 oz about 300 ft. ~8,000-14,000 seeds/oz.

Culture: Hardy members of Cabbage family. Thinning is critical for full-sized roots. Turnips have a shorter growing season and are not as cold-hardy or as good keepers as rutabagas. Turnips are best picked before they get large and fibrous. Rutabagas, also known as Swedish turnips or Swedes, form enlarged roots above ground with a finely branched system below.

Minimum germination temperature for turnips 40°, optimal range 60-95°, optimal temperature 75°, 79% normal seedlings at 50°, 98% normal at 59°.

Disease: DM: Downy Mildew

Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of rutabagas or turnips into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.