Rutabaga Turnip Seeds - Purple Top, Organic Non-GMO - Heirloom Vegetable

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SKU P21046S
Organic Non-GMO Turnip, Rutabaga and Other Roots Seeds

We offer both certified organic turnip seed and certified organic rutabaga seed for the home garden or commercial farm. Turnips predate rutabagas and are frequently referenced in Greek and Roman texts. Turnip greens are the most nutritious part of the plant, containing significant amounts of vitamins A, C and K, folate, calcium and lutein, which has been shown to help prevent cataracts and cardiovascular disease. Both turnip and rutabaga roots are a good source of fiber and Vitamin C.
Rutabaga- Purple Top
The rutabaga, swede, turnip, yellow turnip, or neep is a root vegetable that may have originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip. Good served with roast pork or beef or mashed with potatoes!
Large, smooth, globe-shaped roots with deep purplish-red tops above ground and light yellow below. Sweet, fine-grained yellow flesh turns bright orange when cooked. Prefers cool weather and is best grown as a fall crop. Ready 90 days after seed sowing.A New England and Canadian fall and winter favorite, rutabaga is easy to grow. Its comforting flavor brings cheer to fall and winter vegetable dishes, soups, and stews. Because rutabagas store so well, they make a great addition to winter markets.
Work garden soil until loose. Amend with compost, if necessary, to achieve moderately fertile conditions in a well-drained area that receives full sun to partial shade, with a pH of between 5.5 and 6.8. Make shallow trenches with your finger about 1/2-inch deep. Space the trenches 12 to 24 inches apart.
Sow purple top turnip seeds about 1 inch apart in the trenches, four to six weeks before the last frost for harvest in late spring, covering the seeds lightly with soil. Purple top and other turnip varieties grow best in daytime temperatures of 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. You must plant them so that you have 45 to 65 days before daytime temperatures reach 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Alternatively, sow them in late summer for a fall harvest after high temperatures have passed, or in regions with cooler summers, sow them every two weeks through the middle of the summer for a continuous yield.
Harvest the purple top turnips when the roots are 3 to 4 inches in diameter and the temperature has not risen above 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a garden fork to gently lift them out of the ground, and then shake off excess soil. Cut off the greens and eat them immediately, or freeze them for use later. Store the purple top roots in the in a cool, moist place such as a cellar.

Materials: garden,heirloom,Turnip Seed,Purple Top White Globe,Organic,HEIRLOOM VEGETABLE SEEDS

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