Purple Top Milan is a delicious and very reliable variety with purple tops and white skin. True turnips (not swedes) are small and quick growing. Pick once matured (about 8 - 10 weeks) and they won't need to be peeled. If you leave them any longer a light peeling before cooking is a good idea. Definitely worth growing if you've never tried them and they take very little time, energy or space. GIY grows these in veg trugs on the office balcony.
Sow small amounts every 3-4 weeks from late March until July. Sow 1 seed per cell in modular trays and plant out 4 to 5 weeks after sowing or sow direct into a well prepared seedbed.
Between rows: 25 cm
Between plants in the row: 10-15 cm