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    Turnip Growing Quick Tips

    Turnips in garden

    Sowing: Sow turnips in early spring 4-6 weeks before the last expected frost for a summer harvest. (Sow every 3 weeks until midsummer for a succession of harvests.) Sow 6-8 weeks before the first expected frost in autumn for an autumn and winter harvest. Sow seeds ½” (13 mm) deep. Seeds will germinate in 3-10 […] More

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    Cooking Turnips

    Turnips in bowl

    Turnips can be boiled, steamed, and stir-fried. Cook turnips until they are just tender-crunchy–less than seven minutes or so for a young turnip. The flavor will be mildly sweet and crisp. Steamed and boiled. Toss steamed small turnips with butter and parsley and serve. Boiled turnips can be mashed with butter and cream or puréed […] More

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    Tokyo Turnip: Raw or Steamed

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    The Tokyo turnip is a diminutive, small radish-sized turnip with a crunchy, juicy bitter- sweet flavor eaten raw. Steamed it is buttery-sweet and delicate. You will find the Tokyo turnip in early spring. You might mistake it for a white radish if you don’t look closely enough. The Tokyo turnip is white through and through. […] More

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    Turnip Cooking Tips

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    Let turnips surprise you. They may not be wildly popular but they can be tasty. Here are a few suggestions for serving turnips: • Serve slices of raw young turnips with olives and cherry tomatoes to make a simple appetizer. • Shave raw turnips, crisp them in iced water, sprinkle with salt, and serve as […] More

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    Gold Ball Turnips

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    You might not think of a turnip the way you do a carrot, but you could. Turnips can be eaten raw or cooked. Like a carrot, the turnip can be boiled or steamed. You can serve them in soups and stews or puréed, stuffed or braised. There are two seasons of the year when turnips […] More