Turnip, Seven Top (Brassica rapa) - 100 Seeds

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Seven Top Turnip (Brassica rapa) - 100 Seeds

•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•When to Sow: Spring for early summer crops or late summer for fall crops.
•Planting Method: Direct Sow

Description:
This variety does not produce an edible turnip root, but is grown for the best-tasting turnip greens you will ever eat. It is very nutritious, high in calcium, and tasty in salads or steamed. The dark green leaves reach almost 24” tall at full maturity in 45 days. This variety is also grown for sprouts and baby leaves. A cool weather crop, turnips thrive when planted three weeks before the last frost in the spring, or after the hottest part of summer for a fall crop.

Nutritional Value:
Turnip greens are loaded with impressive amounts of antioxidants such as glucosinolate which helps to counteract many diseases. Glucosinolate is a large group of sulfur which contains glucoside molecules and is well known for its ability to counteract cancer as it produces healthy cells and stimulates cell death within cancerous human tumors. Turnip greens have two vital glucosinolates. Glucotropaeolin and Gluconasturtiian are responsible for various health benefits. These greens are an excellent source of minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K, calcium and Vitamin C. It contains 10 times more amount of Vitamin A in comparison to cabbage and 10 times more calcium in comparison to cauliflower.

Growing Instructions:
A cool weather crop, turnips thrive when planted three weeks before the last frost in the spring, or after the hottest part of summer for a fall crop. Direct sow the seeds in rich, deeply worked soil and full sun, 1/2|” deep in rows 12-18” apart. As the seedlings grow, thin them to 4-6” apart. Harvest greens as soon as they reach a good size for eating. If using both the greens and the root, harvest only 2-3 leaves per root. Since small turnips have the most tenderness and flavor, pull them when they reach 1-3 inches.


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