Purple Top Milan turnip is an Italian heirloom variety that produces globe-shaped roots with a distinct beautiful bright purple shoulders and pure white flesh. The purple Top Milan Turnip is a productive early maturing variety very easy to grow. The flavor is mild and sweet making it ideal for roasting, stewing or cooking.
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa
Plant Life Cycle: Annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 15-20C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 60-80 days
Sunlight: full sun
Soil requirement: fertile, well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds in spring or late summer/early fall for winter harvest. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Cool temperatures improve the quality and flavor of turnips. Sow 3/5cm apart, thin to 12-15 cm apart.