50 seeds The Seven top turnip is grown for its green leaves though you can eat the young tender roots as well. This biennial plant was once known as “turnip salad" in the 1920's. Though the roots tend to be tough, woody they can still be cooked in soups an stews for flavoring. 50 days Brassica rapa L. subsp. septiceps v. Seven Top
Seven top turnip
- Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost of spring. Transplant outside after the soil has warmed to 65˚ to 75˚F. Sow one inch deep and space 12-18 inches apart in rows 3-4 feet apart. Plants prefer full sun and moist soil with plenty of organic matter.
Harvest daily with a sharp knife during hot weather — pods taste best when young and grow quickly past the stage of prime eating. Wear gloves and long sleeves for protection from spines.Green Thumb TipSow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields.DIRECT SEED 2" ApartSEED DEPTH 1/2"THIN 6-8" Apart LIGHT Full Sun