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

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

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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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.