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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Turnip

Turnip greens
  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 10 to 15 feet
  • 0.5 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 18 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 6 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.25 inch deep
  • 50 to 60 days from planting to eating stage
  • Trace amounts of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 18 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Recommended varieties
    • Just Right Hybrid
      Flattened globe shape, all white
    • Purple Top White Globe
      Standard variety for root and greens
    • Royal Crown
      Vigorous for root or greens
    • Seven Top
      Good for greens, root is not edible
    • All Top
      High greens producer. Does not produce roots

Turnip greens

Rich in vitamins A and C

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 5 to 10 feet
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 10 to 15 feet
  • 0.5 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 18 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 3 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.25 inch deep
  • 35 to 45 days from planting to eating stage
  • 10,600 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 60 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 10 to May 1
      Aug. 1 to 30
    • Central Missouri
      March 20 to May 1
      July 20 to Aug. 15
    • North Missouri
      March 25 to May 1
      July 20 to Aug. 5

 

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