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|50 days. First-time growers will be pleasantly surprised! This root crop that has fed the worlds people for thousands of years can be eaten fresh, roasted or used like potatoes, even mashed! The old Irish tradition of putting lit embers inside a hollowed out turnip was the inspiration for Jack OLanterns. Turnips store particularly well.|
to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost and
when soil temperatures reach 50° F; successive sowings every two weeks
up to 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 8-11, can sow
every 3 weeks through the winter
When to start inside: Not recommended. Special sowing instructions: If growing exclusively for young greens, sow thickly at 3 seeds per inch, and do not thin out seedlings.
Harvesting: For the most tender turnip, harvest when roots are no larger than 2" in diameter; however, a 3" root will still be of quite good quality. If allowed to grow larger, up to 6", the quality will not be the best for raw use, but will be fine for cooking.