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Turnip Purple Top Milan

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Turnip Purple Top Milan

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Smooth creamy-white flat roots with bright purple shoulders and pure white flesh.  More details below.



Turnip Purple Top Milan

  • Turnip is a fast maturing plant and is suited for all season production, under glass and outside.
  • Sow from March until mid August.
  • Row distance 20-30 cm and 5-15 cm between plants.
  • Purple-topped variety with a white base below soil level.
  • The roots are flat round and white fleshed, very suitable for fresh market sales.
  • Protect early Spring and Summer crops against Cabbage Rootfly with Insect net.

300 seeds Cert. Org.(GB-ORG-6)



This is a recipe from the Orkneys -  easy to make and very tasty.  Serve with Haggis.


  • 1 small turnip roughly 500g, (i.e. the size of a grapefruit)
  • 3 medium potatoes, roughly 500g
  • 1 medium onion
  • small bunch of chives
  • butter
  • seasoning
  • nutmeg

How to

  • Prepare the turnip by removing the outer skin, then cut it into small and even cubes
  • Peel the potatoes and chop them into cubes. Boil both vegetables in salted water in separate pots.
  • Meanwhile peel and slice the onion as thin as you can, then fry it slowly in a pan with a little butter, or cooking oil, until well browned, sweet and crispy.
  • When the turnip and potato are soft, when they can be pierced easily with a sharp knife, drain them and leave them to steam for 5 minutes to help get rid of any excess water.
  • Mash the turnip and potato together in a pot over a low heat, this helps to remove any excess water, and to keep it hot.
  • Add a generous knob of butter, a grating of nutmeg and grinding of black pepper.
  • Stir half the onions through and save the rest for the top.
  • Check for seasoning and serve sprinkled with the remaining onions and chives.


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