Purple Top Turnips grow very fast, reaching near maximum production levels in 70 to 90 days. They provide an excellent source of fall grazing for livestock and wildlife species. Turnips can be grazed during the normal growing season as well as late fall. Crude protein up to 24% can be produced in the leaves, and 15% in the roots.
|Planting Rate:||April-August (April-June; Mid July-August)|
|Planting Depth:||1/4-1/2 inch|
|Approximate Seeds per Pound:||220,000|
|Planting Rate in Pure Stand:||2-5 pounds per acre|
|Planting Rate in Mixture:||1-2 pounds per acre|
|Fertilizer:||Apply 50 pounds N at seeding; P & K according to soil test|