Purple top turnip


Germination: 2 to 3 days
Soak: No need
Harvest: 8 to 10 days
Flavor: A mix between a mild turnip and non-spicy radish with a sweet cabbage-like flavor.
Rich Nutrients: Vitamins C, E, and K, beta-carotene, and iron.
Purple Top Turnip microgreens are fast and easy to grow. Turnips prefer lower light levels than most microgreens, making them ideal for those without a sunny window or artificial lights.

These microgreens have green tops with mostly white stems. However, with more light, the stems turn a variegated pink and purple.

Flavor profiles for Purple Top Turnip microgreens are varied. Some people think the flavor is similar to kale or spinach. Others say they taste more like a non-spicy radish.

I think they taste like a mild turnip with a sweet cabbage-like flavor.

Harvest turnip microgreens in as few as 8-days, they are a very quick growing microgreen.

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Microgreens in general prefer a soil pH of near 6.0 at germination in their water, soil or hydroponic solution. Most municipal water systems are too high (too acidic) in pH for optimum swelling and shoot strength. See “pH balancing your water” guideline for more.
Soil and soil-less media like lava rock or other aggregates are generally interchangeable. Seeds requiring soil generally prefer a denser media to help shed the seed coat.
Larger seeds like sunflower should be harvested sooner (7-10 days) to avoid the stems getting woody.
The estimated days for each of the steps below are relative and might vary according to your situation. Use them as a guide.


Best with larger seeds – Chard-Buckwheat-Pea-Beet-Cilantro-Sunflower

Soil Sterilization is not necessary if you are using drained trays and your soil is clean, but if you plan to, you should bake soil for 45 min @ 180F. Soil should be 180-200 (but not over)


Use cold water (always pH balanced)
Soak for 12-24 hrs typically
Refrigerate in warm weather
Put in colander drain, soak, rinse, mist seed thoroughly and keep damp for 24-36 hrs until they sprout in the colander. Treat 2-3 times daily.


4 cups water in tray
1 ½ ” – 2″ soil on top of water, tamp lightly (spatula or lid)
Mist the surface to dampen
Cover soil surface with seed (use guides below for amount of seeds)
Press gently so base of seed has firm contact
Thoroughly mist seed so it glistens
Sprinkle with 1/8-1/4″ soil over the top and mist over the top
Mist blackout dome and cover (4-5 days)
Mist every 12 hrs
Recommend – Extra Strength Trays


Test water with litmus strips or solution that will allow a range of 4.0-8.0
At pH 7.0, 2 tsp/gal of lemon juice should take it down to ideal of slightly less than 6.0. Test various readings and ratios using that as your guide.
Be sure to shake well each use
All water sources should be adjusted throughout the process.

Additional information


1 Lb, 1/2 Lb, 1/4 Lb


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