Purple Top White Globe is a white turnip variety with light purple shoulders. It has a delicious, sweet, mild flavour. This vegetable can be shortly cooked eaten as a vegetable. It's also very delicious in soups, stews, mashed potatoe stews and finely grated in salads. The leaves can be used shortly cooked as spinach and in salads. Can be frozen to store or buried in crates with sand.
Sow for an early crop in march - may and for a late crop in july - august in a well prepared seedbed with no extra manure. Sow thinly and cover the seeds with a thin layer of fine soil. Space the rows 40-50 cm apart. Keep weedfree and moist during germination. Germination takes 14-21 days or longer, depending on the weather conditions.
Thin the seedlings, when they are 5-7 cm tall, to 10-15 cm apart. Turnips prefer an open, sunny site with loose, well drained soil which has been manured for a previous crop. They require a lot of water especially when they are growing. Harvest the globes when they are about the size of a tennis ball. The foliage can also be used as greens, harvest them when they are young and tender. For continuous harvesting you can sow small amounts every month. Protect the plants against snales and slugs.