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PlantFiles: Turnip
Brassica rapa 'Seven Top'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: rapa (RAP-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Seven Top

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive melody On Apr 16, 2004, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Grown as a Fall crop in this area. Hardy and easy.

People seed it the first week of August for a harvest that can last most of the winter.

Positive Farmerdill On Nov 5, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Seven Top is an ancient cultivar grown solely for greens. The root is woody and inedible. In the New River Valley, I was plagued with cabbage root maggots which usually did a number on turnips. Seven Top was sufficently resistant to produce greens. I prefer Purple Top even for greens, but where it succumbs to root maggots, Seven Top comes through.


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

Benton, Kentucky
Memphis, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas
Radford, Virginia
Troy, Virginia
Kennewick, Washington

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