Turnip and Rutabaga

purple top turnipThe Basics

We grow a selection of turnip varieties, including Scarlet, Purple Top, and Gold. Scarlet turnips have a bright pink skin and pink skin the middle of white fresh.

The rutabaga is a root vegetable that looks very much like a turnip, with a creamy skin and its own flavor. We grow the classic type of rutabaga with cream colored flesh and purple blush on the skin

Gilfeather turnips are actually a hybrid turnip and rutabaga. A selection on the Slow Food Ark of Taste, Gilfeather turnips were developed by Mr. John Gilfeather in Vermont. They have whiter flesh and does not have the purple blush on the skin.

Cooking Tips

Try them raw, roasted, boiled, steamed, stir-fried, mashed, or stewed. High in vitamins A and C, and some minerals, especially calcium.

Storage Tips

Turnips and rutabagas store very well and can last up to a month or more in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.