How to grow Turnip plant

Turnip plant grow and care – taproot leaf plant of the genus Brassica also known as White Turnip plant, Turnip plant annual but for seeds biennial plant, can grow in temperate or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting.

Turnip plant taproots

Taproot shape is round to top, taproot colors: in the top pink-purple or green with white.

Leaves green can be 20-40 cm. Flowers are yellow very small flowers grow on inflorescence, the pods are edible

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How to grow Turnip plant growing and care:

Well drain soil, airy soil, clean from stone or hard object

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need clean ground from stone

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), slugs

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No need to prune

Size of the plant?
Leaves 20-40 cm (8-16 inches), taproot 4-10 cm (2-4 inches), flower stem 70-100 cm (28-40 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Unless you want to save the seeds recommend thinning

Pollination is done by:
Bee and butterfly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
In warm area all year less in the summer, in cold area Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the root, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves

Information about leaves:
Green leaves 20-30 cm,

Uses of Turnip plant leaves:
Cooked, stir fry, salad

Edible Roots

Information about Turnip plant’s taproot:
Round to top shape, colors: in the top pink-purple or green with white

When to pull up Turnip plant’s taproot:
About 50-70 days to harvest, when sow in the autumn it’s in the winter, when sow in the spring it’s in the summer

Uses of Turnip plant leaves:
Cooked, salad

Scientific name:

Brassica rapa subsp. rapa

How to grow Turnip plant

Growing Turnip plant

Turnip plant care

Turnip plant

Growing Turnip roots

Turnip roots care

Turnip roots harvest


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
  • Vegetables
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Leaf plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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