55 Days-Purple Top White Globe turnip seeds are from an old heirloom turnip dating back prior to 1880. Turnip lovers cherish these deliciously sweet and tender, white roots. The roots are smooth and nearly round. Bright purple on top and creamy white in the portion below the soil line. They are mild flavoured and sweet, and can reach 13 cm in diameter but are better for eating when picked at 5-8 cm. The young leaves of this variety can be cooked for greens. Both the roots and greens are an excellent source of vitamin C.