Turnip, Des Vertus Marteau

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  • Regular price $3.25

Quick facts

  • Excellent turnip for market gardening
  • Popular and widely grown French heirloom
  • Quick growing

Brassica rapa

 35 days. This is a quick growing, early variety of turnip with some variation in coloration.  Some roots are entirely creamy white, some have the purple top typical of turnips and rutabagas.  Shape falls between spherical and cylindrical.  Excellent for salads and crudites.  Tender French heirloom, name translates to "Hammer of Virtue".  Popular for market gardening. 

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

3-10 d.


Full to part shade



Sow up to 5 weeks before last spring frost. Plant 1/2" deep, thinning to 6" apart. Water well for high quality. Hotter, drier conditions lead to spicy roots.

Seed specs:  Packet size 2 g, 225 min.