Purple Top Turnip
Purple Top Turnip

A nutritious forage that is popular with livestock and wildlife.

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This turnip species loosens the soil and provides forage that is sought after by both livestock and wildlife. The farmers who decide to try it for themselves can’t blame the livestock for enjoying it!

Planting Guide

Purple Top Turnips prefer Sandy, loam soils. Ideal pH is between 5.8 and 7.0, with an ideal soil temperature of 50°F or above. The seed is best planted between August and October, at a depth between 1/4" and 1/2”. Add 80 lbs. of Nitrogen, and add additional Phosphorus and Potash based on a soil test. This plant will grow very rapidly.


Here’s what you can expect when you plant Petcher Seeds’ Purple Top Turnips.

Scientific Name:

Brassica campestris

Seed Count:



Purple Top Turnips can be planted from August through October.

Planting Rate:

8 to 10 LBs. / acre