The Turnip, if wanted for an early crop, is sown in early spring, as directed for beets. The best sorts are the varieties known as White and Purple-top Strap-leaved and Yellow Aberdeen. If for winter or fall use, sowing should be deferred until July or August. The Ruta Baga or Swedes, being sown in July, and the earlier winter sorts, such as Yellow Globe or Flat Dutch, are sown in August.