Turnip (Shaljam) Seeds (शलजम के बीज)

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Turnip (Shaljam) is the most popular root vegetable in India. This is mainly a cool-season crop; however, it can tolerate higher temperatures. Turnip very easy to grow in containers or pots, Turnip needs 6 to 8 hours of daily sunlight; however, it can tolerate partial shade. Roots of Turnip are round, crisp, solid, and mildly flavored. Buy the Best Quality Turnip (shaljam) Seeds Online at the best price in India from with a good germination rate.

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  • Number of Turnip seeds (Shaljam ke beej): 100+ Seeds (Approximately) 
  • Sowing season: Throughout the year (Rainy season June to October and winter seasons October to Feb)
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Mode of sowing: Sow the seeds 0.5 inches deep in a seedling tray or Container, or Pots.
  • Germination Time: 4 to 10 days from sowing
  • Germination temperature: 13-30°C
  • Harvesting: 8 to 9 week
  • Plant vigor: Strong plant Round Root

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Turnip Growing Season In India

Shaljam or Turnip is a cool-season root vegetable that grows quickly in spring season (February-March) when temperature are above 5°C and when the weather begins to warm. You can also sow turnips seeds in late summer and early fall (autumn).

Best Way To Sow Turnip Seeds

Turnip (Shaljam) is rich in vitamin C and it provide us other essential minerals also it helps to maintain the weight and digestion. The plant of turnip does not require much effort to grow like the beet and the potato. You can grow your own turnip plants by our simple guide tips. You can easily grow turnips in grow bags or pots (also before seed germination, you can sow seeds in seedling tray with potting mix or coco peat, later you can transplant in pots). Start to sow turnip seeds about 0.5 inches deep in soil and do not hide the seeds with more than 0.5 an inch of soil. (sow them in temperature from 60 to 75 degree Fahrenheit).

Turnip Thinning Or Spacing

When the turnip plant is a few inches tall, thin it to 4-5 inches and remove the weak plants to maintain the required distance. And if you are growing turnips for leafy greens, space them up to 2-3 inches.

When To Fertilizer Turnip

Instructions to Grow Turnips Plant From Seeds

Best growing season for turnips – You can grow turnips from seeds at any time but it grows well in spring and winter season.

Turnip Seeds germinating time – Turnip seeds will take 4 to 10 days to germinate from sowing.

Water requirements for turnips – Turnips does not required much water, give 1 litre water per week.

Best Soil for turnips – Use well drained, loamy soil with PH between 6.0 to 6.5 for better result of turnips.

Sunlight for turnips – It needs full sunlight to grow well.

Temperature for turnips plant – It grow best in temperature from 4-24 degree Celsius (40-75 degree Fahrenheit).

Common pests in turnips – Generally some pests like root maggots, flea beetles, powdery mildew, downy mildew and aphids, attacks the turnip plants and damage them. To keep safe your plants from these pests use Neem oil.

Turnips Harvesting 

  • You can harvest the turnip leafy greens when they grow 4-6 inches tall and leave the root intact so the plant can continue to produce.
  • turnips will take 50-80 days to mature.
  • Harvest the turnip roots when they are about 2-3 inches in diameter.

Turnip Special Features

  • Common name – Turnips and Shalgam or shaljam (शलजम)
  • Scientific name – Brassica Rapa Subsp. Rapa
  • Height – 12 to 18 inches
  • Level of grow – Easy


How long does it take to grow turnips?

Most varieties of turnips take 50-80 days to mature.

Do turnips flower?

Turnips are biennial plant that takes two years to complete its life cycle, turnips start to flower and foam seeds in their second year.

How long does it take turnip to sprout?

Turnips seeds will germinate in 5-10 days (depends on growing conditions).

Can you eat turnip leaves?

Yes, turnip leaves can be eaten raw or added to salads and can be eaten cooked too.

Can I grow turnip in pots?

Turnips can easily grow in pots or grow bags but make sure the size is at least 18 inches wide and 6 inches deep.

Why are my turnips not growing?

Turnips do not grow well because of too much nitrogen in soil, so avoid adding too much nitrogen to the soil.

Why my turnip leaves turn purple?

Sometime turnip leaves turn purple instead of green, this is due to deficiency of phosphorus in soil.

Why are my turnip seeds not germinating?

Turnip seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, sowing seeds too deep in the soil, over watering or under watering

Note : Images are for reference purposes only. Actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

Country of Origin - India


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