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Brassica napus var. napobrassica 'American Purple Top'

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: napus var. napobrassica
Cultivar: American Purple Top

Synonym:Brassica napobrassica

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables
Herbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Oct 6, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 90 day purple top yellow globe cultivar that was listed in Burpees 1888 catalog. Still sold at the local feed and seeds and pretty widely available.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Georgiana, Alabama
Keystone Heights, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Lucedale, Mississippi



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