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Turnip Purple Top Milan in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Brassica Rapa subsp. Rapa 'Purple Top Milan'

 

Turnip 'Purple Top Milan'

Turnips are root vegetables that can be grown to be harvested most of the year, either as golf-ball sized, for eating raw, or tennis-ball sized, for eating cooked - or even for the tops, which can be cooked and eaten as any other green leaf vegetable. 'Snowball' is an early variety of white globes for sowing from early Spring to mid Summer, for harvesting from early Summer to mid Autumn. 'Purple Top Milan' is a heritage variety which has creamy-white slightly flattened globe roots with purple shoulders, and white flesh. Sow from mid Spring to late Summer, for harvesting from mid Summer to late Autumn

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plant Features
  • Turnip Purple Top Milan likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Turnip Purple Top Milan likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Turnip Purple Top Milan is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Turnip Purple Top Milan likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Turnip 'Purple Top Milan'

Latin name

Brassica Rapa subsp. Rapa 'Purple Top Milan'

type

Root Vegetable

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Turnip Purple Top Milan likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Turnip Purple Top Milan is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Turnip Purple Top Milan likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Turnip Purple Top Milan likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Turnip Purple Top Milan is 0.20meters x 0.25meters 0.20 M 0.25 M

Brassica Rapa subsp. Rapa 'Purple Top Milan'

Turnips are root vegetables that can be grown to be harvested most of the year, either as golf-ball sized, for eating raw, or tennis-ball sized, for eating cooked - or even for the tops, which can be cooked and eaten as any other green leaf vegetable. 'Snowball' is an early variety of white globes for sowing from early Spring to mid Summer, for harvesting from early Summer to mid Autumn. 'Purple Top Milan' is a heritage variety which has creamy-white slightly flattened globe roots with purple shoulders, and white flesh. Sow from mid Spring to late Summer, for harvesting from mid Summer to late Autumn


Propagating by seed

From Late Winter TO Late Summer

Sow seeds from early Spring until late Summer for harvesting from Summer right through to Winter (depending on the varieties grown - and turnip tops (leaves) can be harvested through Spring. Sow seeds in well-manured soil as soon as the soil is workable. Choose a sunny site, and sow in rows at least 1' apart, with the seeds sown thinly at a depth of 1/2"

 

Thinning plants

From Mid Spring TO Mid Summer

Thin seedlings to 6" apart for early varieties and 9" apart for maincrop varieties.

 
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