Growing Turnips

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Brassica rapa



Planting time: SP,FA
Seeds per ounce: 93000-12000
Ounces per square foot: 0.002
Minimum legal germination rate: 80%
Germination type:

Short Germinating seeds

Turnips are easy to grow in Spring or Fall. As the plant grows the leaves can be harvested as "greens" through the season as long as the crown (top of the root) isn't damaged. 

The Turnip roots should be harvested when they are about 2 to 3 inches in diameter.


In garden spacing (inches): 4
In flat spacing (inches): 1
Planting depth (inches): Cover seed with soil
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 13
Nutrient relationship:: Light Feeder,Low Nitrogen User


Days to maturity: 35-79
Harvesting period (days): 28
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot:



Diseases: Downy Mildew, White Rust, Sclerotinia Stalk Rot (White Mold), Leaf Spots, Virus Mosaic
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder)

Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Flea Beetle, Green Peach Aphid, Pea Aphid, Slugs and Snails


Amber Globe Turnip, Golden Ball, Hakurei, Purple Top White Globe, Seven Top , Shogoin, White Egg


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