TURNIP

(10 varieties to  chose from)

 

Plant turnips either early in the Spring or late in the Summer.  Here in Iowa with the warm nights and hot days of Summer I find a Spring sown turnip to be rather repulsive, but those planted in August to be harvested in the cool days of Autumn a real taste treat.  Our soil and lack of root maggots here  make them a delicious vegetable.  Our sheep love the wheelbarrow loads they get in the Fall and the poultry love the greens .  This is a must grow crop for livestock producers.  Just don’t feed them to a milk cow during the time she is being milked as the flavor carries over into the milk. They also make an excellent soil builder when planted and left to rot over the winter.  Approximately 1500 seeds/pkt.  (unless otherwise noted)

 

Bianca Colleto Viola  65 days.  Name means white turnip with a red collar. Turnips are elongated and have a great flavor. Pkt. $1.75

 

Golden Ball- 70 days- A turnip that does best when it has sufficient time to mature in cool, fall weather.  Here  in Iowa it must be planted in mid-July to get the proper size before the weather cools down.  This variety dates back to 1859  Pkt. $1.50

 

Japanese Market White - 50 days - Small, uniform sweet turnip.  A pure white color.  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019

Milan - 55 days.  A nice flavored flattened turnip of Italian origin. Roots are white with a purple top. Mild flavored and makes excellent baby turnips. Pkt. $1.75

Milan White-  55 days.  Pure white early baby turnip. Mild flavored and a high yielding. Pkt. $1.75

 

Petrowski - 90 days - European variety.  A globe, tankard shape.  Golden roots.  Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed (Approximately 500 seeds/pkt.)

 

Purple Top Globe- 50 days- Excellent for a cover crop and soil builder.  We plant August 1-10 for a mid-September to hard freeze harvest.  Pkt. $1.25; 1 oz. $2.75; 4 oz. $7.00

Seven Top- 45 days- This type is specifically used for greens only.  The roots never develop into anything edible and are usually tough and woody.  Very popular in the South.  Developed prior to 1880.  Pkt. $1.25

Verteus Marteau- 58 days.  A very old French heirloom. Elongated, cylindrical roots with white skin. Pkt. $2.50

 

White Egg-  65 days-  A pure white turnip that needs to be properly spaced to develop to its true potential.  Thin seedlings to 3 inches apart when 2 to 3 inches tall. This type produces very tall tops that are not so ribby and are good for greens.  Pkt. $1.50

 

Turnip Mix-   A mixture of the root forming types of turnips  to provide a nice variety . Pkt. $2.50

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Sand Hill Preservation Center

Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

1878 230th Street

Calamus, IA 52729

563-246-2299

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