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Turnip Seeds

Turnip seeds grow into hearty and versatile root vegetables with nutritious leafy green tops. They are suited both for garden beds and containers. There are many varieties of turnips, which grow best in in full to partial sunlight. They are adaptable to different soil types and are known for their rapid growth and nutritional value. Turnips are harvested both for their flavorful roots and nutrient-rich greens.

Survival Garden Seeds offers a selection of heirloom, high-quality turnip seeds for sale. These seeds are perfect for cultivating a simple, nutritious vegetable in your garden. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their reliable growth, including a popular variety of purple top turnip seeds.

Growing Turnip Seeds in Your Garden

  • Nutritious profile from root to tip
  • Versatile cool weather crop
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds
  • Garden and container-friendly


Turnips have been cultivated for centuries and originate in either Central Asia or Europe. They’ve long been appreciated as simple to grow, versatile, and healthful. Turnips have become a part of many international cuisines and can be prepared raw, cooked, roasted, pickled, and more. Their leaves are also a healthy leafy green vegetable that is often sauteed and served alongside the roots. They can be grown successfully in USDA hardiness zones 2 to 9. A turnip plant can withstand cooler weather, which makes it an excellent option for early spring and autumn gardens.


Sow turnip seeds directly in the garden, alternatively in containers, planting them 1/2 inch deep in well-draining soil. Allow room for your turnip bulbs to fully develop, spacing them as indicated on the back of the packet of your chosen variety. Turnips germinate quickly, usually within a week or two. Plant seeds in succession every few weeks to provide a continuous harvest.


Turnip plants need regular watering to develop tender, flavorful roots, and lush greens. Thinning the seedlings out is a good practice, as it ensures the roots have enough space to grow properly. Most turnips can be harvested when roots grow to the size of a tennis ball. A light frost can help your turnips sweeten up for a less bitter flavor and softer texture.

With our heirloom turnip seeds, new gardeners have a chance to enjoy this easy-to-grow crop for themselves. Turnips are an excellent addition to the family vegetable garden for their low-maintenance growth, versatility, and long-term storage potential.

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