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.
This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Turnip have been kindly provided by our members.
Turnip requires a soil ph of 6.5 - 7.0 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - neutral soil.
See our list of companion Plants for Turnip to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Turnip about 35 days before your last frost date .
Seed viability is four years.
These estimates for how long Turnip takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 8 days | Min 1 days | Max 25 days (168)
Average 15 days | Min 10 days | Max 42 days (5)
Average 23 days | Min 15 days | Max 36 days (4)
Our when to plant Turnip estimates are relative to your last frost date.
Brassica rapa var. rapa, Brassica rapa Rapifera Group
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.
vaericks about growing Turnip 'Hakurei'
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.
JosephsGarden about growing Turnip, Purple Top White Globe -- Seed Production