Depth to Plant
Spacing Between Plants
Spacing Between Rows
Days to Germinate (Sprout)
Soil Temp
Planting Season
Plant Height
No. of Plants per sq. ft.
Soil Requirements

Shop Turnip Seeds
1/4" deep

Space plants about 4" - 6" apart

Make rows about 18" -24" apart

7 - 14 days 60F - 85F Spring
Appx. 12" tall 9 plants per sq. ft. Prefers soil with pH levels of 6.0 - 7.5.

Cultivation & History

About Turnips

Turnips and rutabagas are closely related to cabbage (rutabagas are actually a hybrid between turnips and cabbages). Both the white, bulblike stalks (which look like roots) and the leaves are edible. Most traditional varieties produce large, dense bulbs that are harvested after the first frost, store several months, and are eaten either baked or steamed (the leaves, called “turnip greens” are usually eaten either steamed or, if small, added to salads with other greens).

Turnips produce small mild-flavored bulbs that do not store very well but are excellent for eating fresh like radishes. Most varieties are grown either for fresh consumption, for fall harvest, or for greens.

When to Plant

Turnips like cooler weather - especially at night. Turnips have been known to survive temps as low as 25F. 

How to Plant

Do not start Turnip seeds indoors.  Direct sowing is the best.  Sow the seeds about 1/2" deep and space them about 4" - 6" apart.

If you're planting in rows, make them about 18" - 24" apart.