Turnip Growing Info

 
Learning Download: How to Grow Turnips
 
When to Plant:
Turnips can be grown from spring to fall. Best grown in the cooler months of spring and fall.
 
Fertilizing:
Apply 2 lbs. of 5-10-10 fertilizer per 100 square feet. Apply 1 week before planting.
 
Location: Planting Depth: Soil Type:
Full to Partial Sun 1/2-1″ Well drained, fertile, pH 6.0-7.5
 
 
  Seed Spacing Row Spacing Seeds per 100′ Yield per 100′ Seeds per Acre
Turnip
2-4″ 12-18″ 600 100 lbs. Greens, 50 lbs. Roots 275,000

 

 
Turnip Seed Count 
1 Ounce: 10,000 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 20,000 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 40,000 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 80,000 Seeds
1 Pound: 160,000 Seeds
 
 
* These are average turnip seed counts.  Varieties can vary.
 
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′
 

 
Weight Conversion:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces