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Sloan Lake Purple Pop Top turnips grow like weeds: Kenny Be's Hip Tip

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The first annual Denver County Fair is only four months away! Lucky for urban farmers, prize-winning produce practically grows itself. With only 55 days to maturity, the Sloan Lake Purple Pop Top is a neighborhood favorite that is prized for its tasty roots and soaring green tops... As seen on the seed packet graphic above, the Sloan Lake Purple Pop Top heirloom turnip is a timeless variety. It is an ancient classic, yet it's still "tops" with urban gardeners who crave the delicious flavor of inner-city roots. Sloan Lake Purple Pop Top turnips are handsomely blushed at the crown and will grow to fill their plot. Young leaves make the classic cooked 'southern greens'.

Days to Maturity: 55 days.

Sun: Full sun.

Sowing Method: Direct sow after scraping full lot.

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