Brassica rapa (Rapa Group)
Turnip is part of the Brassica (Mustard) genus and its scientific name is Brassica rapa (Rapa Group).
Plant turnips in early spring, four to six weeks before last frost. Plant turnips to mature in cool weather as hot weather creates a strong-tasting turnip.It is an edible vegetable that typically grows as a biennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of two years. Turnip is known for its forb growing habit. Consider Purple Top White Globe, Seven Top Greens, Early Purple, Golden Ball, and Golden Globe to grow as they are very popular with home gardeners.
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By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Turnip about 35 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Turnip so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Turnip so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Turnip plants:
Brassica rapa var. rapa, Brassica rapa Rapifera Group
15 Jul 2012
Excellent sweet salad turnip which can also be cooked. No need to peel. Easy to grow. I only give it 4 stars because I still prefer the flavor of a similar turnip, Tokyo Cross.
02 Nov 2011
Grew reliably this summer. I took thinnings to the farmer’s market. The fastest growing plants were mounded up with dirt and left to produce seed next summer.
Turnip care instructions
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