I’m growing out 4 varieties of turnip for Seed Savers Exchange’s M-GEN program. They are ‘Snowball’, ‘Milan Early Red Top’, ‘Purple Top Strap Leaf’ and ‘Purple Top White Globe.’
The purpose of M-GEN grow-outs is to grow heirloom varieties that have special stories or perform well at Seed Savers Exchange headquarters in Iowa around the country and see how well they perform both on their own and against a “proven” heirloom.
In this trial, ‘Purple Top White Globe’ is the proven heirloom. I will see if the other 3 perform as well or better as ‘Purple Top White Globe’ here in Southeastern Pennsylvania.