Purple Top White Globe Turnip
Purple Top White Globe Turnip was first noted in the 1800’s and still the most widely used variety for home and market. Large tops can be used for greens, turnip roots are best used when they are 3-4″. Sweet, mild flesh, fine grained turnips.
Purple Top White Globe Turnip History
(Brassica rapa) First noted in the 1800’s and still the most widely used variety for home and market. Large tops can be used for greens, turnip roots are best used when they are 3-4″. Sweet, mild flesh, fine grained turnips. Stores well, bears longer than most, good condition until quite large. 45-60 days.
Purple Top White Globe Turnip Planting Instructions
Turnips are seeded directly into the garden; they do not transplant well. Scatter turnip seed. Do not cover the seeds with more than ½ an inch of soil. Once seedlings are 4 inches high, thin them to 4 to 6 inches apart. Space wide rows 12 inches apart. Thin turnips grown for greens from 2 to 3 inches apart (or, some of us don’t bother thinning for greens at all).
Preserving And Storing White Globe Turnips
Don’t freeze more than 2 pounds of food per cubic foot of freezer capacity per day. Cool cooked beets promptly in cold water. Remove stem and taproot, and slip off skins. Cut into slices or cubes. Fill pint or quart zip-type plastic freezer bags or plastic freezer containers. Remove as much air as possible from freezer bags. Allow ½ inch of headspace in rigid plastic containers. Seal, label, and freeze. If desired, beets may be spread in a single layer on shallow trays or pans. Place in the freezer only long enough to freeze firm. Check often after the first hour to avoid loss of moisture. When beets are firmly frozen, package, leaving no headspace, and seal. Tray-packed beets remain looser, allowing you to pour desired amount from the container. Click here to learn more ways on how to preserve turnips.
Turnips are white and pale purple in color with a flavor like a mild radish. Roasting brings out great flavor and they’re so easy to make!
Purple Top White Globe Turnip Seeds Nutrition
Turnips are loaded with fiber and vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2 and folate, as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and copper. They are also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein.
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