Botanical Name: Brassica napus 'Laurentian'; Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
Height: 16 - 20 inches.
Spacing: 3 - 4 inches between plants, 18 - 30 inches between rows.
Depth: 1/2 inch.
Spread: 15 - 20 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Pollinator: Self pollinating.
Yield: 75 - 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
Foliage: Green foliage.
Fruit: Large, globular roots. Deep purple crown. Fine grained. Deep buff to light yellow skin with purple top.
Days To Maturity: 100 days.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained fertile, loose soil.
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Seed Count: Approximately 600 seeds per packet, 1 oz. is approximately 1,200 seeds and 1/4 lb. is approximately 25,000 seeds.
Size: 4 - 6 inches.
Comments: An excellent keeper. Sweet flavor and firm texture. An improved American Purple Top, 4 - 6 inch globes are creamy yellow on the lower half with a deep purplish color on top. Off yellow flesh throughout. Mild and good flavor. Good for Fall and Winter storage.