Purple Top Milan
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A popular Italian variety, Milan Purpletop turnips produce excellent yields of succulent roots that are white beneath the purple top.
Purple Top Milan Turnip Seeds
Milan Purpletop turnips are fast-growing, with creamy-white roots and bright purple shoulders. They are quick to mature and ideal for planting in the early spring, as they’re ready to eat before many other crops. Their taste is sweet and mild, which makes them ideal for salads and coleslaw. They also taste amazing when cooked like potatoes: boiled, roasted, or mashed.
The greens of these turnips are also quite tasty and boast an impressive array of vitamins and minerals. Use in stir-fries, soups, and casseroles.
How do you grow Purple Top turnips? Sow your Purple Top turnip seeds in trenches with a spacing of about 1 inch, making sure to cover your seeds lightly with soil. You should be aiming to start planting about four to six weeks before the last frost in spring.
How long does it take to grow Purple Top Milan turnips? Turnips need to grow very quickly in order to produce their rich taste. They can reach maturity between 50-80 days.
What should you plant with Purple Top Turnips? The best vegetable that you can plant next to turnips is Peas. Peas naturally produce nitrogen in the soil and your turnip plants will really thrive and taste better with the added goodness.
Purple Top Milan Details
- Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Direct to Ground
- Days to Maturity
- 70 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times