View Full Version : Purple Top Turnips

10-17-2006, 08:20 PM
I have a ?????????????? will purple top turnips come up if you overseed them in wheat and rye ?

10-17-2006, 08:29 PM
I vote yes, if the seed contacts the ground and you get a hard rain.

I just did the same thing on Saturday.

JBGulf Shores
10-17-2006, 09:19 PM

I try to keep them all within 25 yards of my bow stands though;)
Right before a rain would be perfect

10-17-2006, 09:39 PM
My partner threw a few handfulls of purple top seeds out the window as I slowly drove thru one of my pea fields last year. Dang things grew like crazy and by December, the deer had eaten every plant and some of the bulbs!

10-17-2006, 11:10 PM
As others have mentioned, brassicas seem to grow ANYWHERE, as long as they have some decent soil contact. The last 2 weeks the deer have completely wiped out my rutabaga and turnip leaves, and last week they even starting eating the root already (northern MN). This seems about 2-3 weeks early for both the leaves and the roots. It has been colder than normal this fall, so I would imagine the frost has sweatened them up already. I bit into a turnip and it practically tasted like candy compared to the usual "peppery" taste.

10-18-2006, 03:20 PM
Thanks for all your knowledge and anwsers ,I am going hunting in bout 30 mins. so I will plant them on the way in .