This is a popular Italian variety of turnip, producing good yields of quality flatish roots that are white beneath the purple top. Price for 100 seeds £0.50 SOW & GROW TURNIP SOW: When – From March to August Where – in situ – sow sparingly to minimise need to thin seedlings. GROW: Thin and remove seedlings so that they don’t touch otherwise good roots will not develop. (Thinnings can be eaten as greens.) Water a little and often in dry weather. The roots are ready 10-12 weeks after sowing. If growing for greens cut when 10-15cm high and leave to resprout. Flavour and texture reduce in quality if allowed to grow larger then this. EAT: peel before cooking and enjoy them mashed, roasted, in soups and casseroles. To Freeze – peel and dice, blanch for 2 minutes, plunge into cold water, drain and dry with paper towel, pack in meal sized amounts.