Farm Seed Brassicas Turnips (Forage)

Purple Top Forage Turnips
Brassica Seed

Product ID: 233

Livestock can feed all winter on roots.

Turnips are a high energy and protein feed that can survive and provide feed even when buried in snow. Deer and livestock can feed all winter on the roots. Seed at 5-8 lb./acre anytime May through August. Avg. 206,600 seeds/lb.

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Brassica rapa
USE: Turnips are a high-energy livestock feed that can survive and provide forage even in harsh winter conditions. Deer and cattle will graze on the foliage in the fall and the roots throughout the winter.
CULTURE: Sowing mid summer through early fall is best for winter grazing. Forage turnips will grow best in cool weather. Turnips prefer a pH above 6.4 with moderate nitrogen and an abundance of phosphorus and potash. Seed in well-prepared ground 1/2" deep covering lightly. Adequate moisture is essential for best germination.
SEEDING RATE: 3 oz./1000 sq.ft; 5-8 lb./acre.
GRAZING: Begin grazing when roots reach 2-4" diameter and continue throughout the winter.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Brassica rapa

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

60 - 90 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated