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Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies

Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

For supplies, such as fertilizers and pest and disease controls, the OG symbol identifies products that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.

Purple Top White Globe

Purple Top White GlobeOrganic Turnip Seed


Product ID: 705G

The traditional American turnip.

Selected strain of this traditional, Southern U.S. variety. Smooth, round roots, avg. 3-4" in diameter, are white below the soil line and bright purple above. Large, lobed greens. Organically grown. Avg. 217,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 400 seeds.

Product Price Qty
705GPacket  $3.95 
705G1/4 Pound  $5.60 
705G1 Pound  $13.60 
705G5 Pounds  $59.60 
705G25 Pounds  $269.00 

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   50

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Purple Top White Globe Turnip

"Strong brassica flavor with a little bite. This is the variety for traditional turnips."

Cathy Turner
Customer Service

Growing Information


CULTURE: Turnips are tolerant of moderate frost as seedlings in spring, and as mature plants in fall. Turnips prefer a fertile, well drained soil, with a pH range of 6.0-7.5. Sow early spring through late summer in a 2-4" wide band, seeds 1" apart (35 seeds/ft.) for small turnips or 2" apart and half this rate for larger turnips. Sow 1/4- 1/2" deep in rows 12-18" apart.
INSECT PESTS: Floating row covers installed at the time of sowing will keep the turnips free of insect pests, including flea beetles and root maggots.
HARVEST: Young, radish-size turnips in about 30 days, full size in 40-50 days. Roots are smoothest when small.
STORAGE: Turnips with greens store at 32°F (0°C) and 95% relative humidity for 10-14 days. Not intended for long-term winter storage.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 320'/oz., 3.1 oz./1,000', 5 2/3 lb./acre at 35 seeds/ft. in rows 18" apart.
SEED SPECS: See individual varieties.
PACKET: 400 seeds sows 11'.

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