Brassica rapa var. rapifera
How to Grow: Turnips grow well in a wide range of soils, but do best in a loose, friable soil that allows the roots to expand. Plantings can be made in the spring and at summer's end. Sow seeds 1/4" deep and thin to 2-4" apart, rows 10-12" apart.
Harvest: Best-quality roots are 2-3" in diameter. Both roots and leaves may be eaten raw or cooked.
Pests: Flea beetles and aphids can be controlled with rotenone or row cover.
Seed Savers: Isolate a minimum of 600' for home use. For pure seed isolate at least 1/4 to 1 mile from turnips, mustard, Chinese cabbage, and canola. Rutabagas (Swedish Turnips) are a different species.
Packet: 3g (approximately 1350 seeds) sows 68'