First-time growers will be pleasantly surprised! This root crop that has fed the world's people for thousands of years can be eaten fresh, roasted, or used like potatoes, even mashed! Turnips store particularly well.
Botanical Name: Brassica rapa
Days to Maturity: 50 days
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial, grown as an annual; will withstand light frost.
Plant Dimensions: 2"–6" diameter roots. Greens are 14"–22" tall with leaf blades 3"–5" wide.
Variety Information: The globe-shaped roots have purple shoulders above ground and are creamy-white below the soil level.