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.
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 Sun1/2-1″Well drained, fertile, pH 6.0-7.5
 Seed SpacingRow SpacingSeeds per 100′Yield per 100′Seeds per Acre
2-4″12-18″600100 lbs. Greens, 50 lbs. Roots275,000


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