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Alamo Turnips pk/100

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SKU TP7-100
$1.00
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Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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33 days. Brassica rapa. (F1) Plant produces high yields of quality turnips roots and turnips greens. It has excellent flavor and delicious greens. Yields are up to 50% greater than standard turnip greens. Quick growing too, only 33 days! Plant has ability for multiple cuts. Grown for tops only. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. Disease Resistant: TuMV.

Lot No: 68431.093

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 240,000

Plant Height: Tops: 12 to 24" tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow



Turnips
Brassica rapa

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"N/A 5 to 10 daysFull Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1 to 2"18 - 24" 6"37 - 70 days
Turnip Seed Planting Information:

Turnips are easy to grow and are good for winter vegetable in the South. They can be eaten raw or cooked. Turnips do not do well in hot weather, plant early spring, 35 days before late frost, or late fall for winter crop.Turnips are suitable for root cellar storage.Turnips can be planted directly outdoors in soil, and can also be planted in pots indoors and transplanted outdoors. Start thinning when plant is 4 to 6” tall.Harvest before a hard freeze, or if tops look withered or yellow in color.

Soil Requirements:

Turnips requires fertile soil with compost. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep watered during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

The best turnips are when no bigger than 3 or 4 “ in diameter. Pick them before they get any larger. Frequent freezing and thawing will ruin the Turnips, so pick before first heavy frost.


TuMV – Turnip Mosaic Virus

Type: Virus - Potyvirus

Turnip Mosaic Virus is a disease that affects the growth of turnips. Symptoms include light green circular and irregular lesions on leaves, leaves are distorted and mottled, blistering, and stunting of the plant. Black spots develop on leaves which prematurely drop which leads to defoliation. The virus can cause substantial crop loss. The virus is transmitted by aphids and is not transmitted by seeds. The virus survives for long periods in plant debris. Mild winter temperatures favor survival of the virus, thus the disease can be greater the following spring. The infected plants should be removed and burned to avoid further infestation. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year. Insecticides for aphids can control the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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