Purple Top Turnips
Purple Top turnips are the traditional large bulb turnip wildly popular among wildlife plot experts!
Purple Top Turnips can be planted by themselves or with other brassicas, legumes or grasses, turnips are one of the best deer attractant and wildlife and livestock feed there is.
Purple Top Turnips can be used for pastures for all classes of livestock-after the livestock eat the tops they will pull out the tubers and eat the turnips as well, which provide a high nutritional feed.
Plant at 1/4″ depth in a well prepared seed bed in the spring or early fall.
Seed can be broadcast or no-tilled into suppressed sod but planting rate should be increased by 20-30%.
Brassicas like moist soils with good soil drainage and grow best on soils with a pH between 5.3 and 6.8 with medium levels of phosphorus and potassium. Apply 50-75 pounds of nitrogen at planting. If tillage is conducted let the first flush of weeds germinate then till the field one more time to control weeds. After final tillage pass, firm soil with a cultipacker then either drill or broadcast seed.
55 days Maturity