Oh you can eat a white turnip if you absolutely have to. (you could eat a bowling ball too, probably) but the taste is not for everyone.
Yellow turnips are milder, sweeter and tastier in the eyes of many, certainly that is the prevailing opinion here at the shed. The seeds, however, are not as common as one might hope. We obtained ours from Baker Creek Seeds, a company we highly recommend.
We grew a tasty batch last fall and found them wonderful. They also stored remarkably well, we used the last in mid January. You can bet that we'll have a large spring planting of them this year also.
Just for fun, lets chronicle the progress of last years crop.
|JUST SOWN, 8-18-2012|
Planted seed to yield just about 100 plants. The seeds germinated in just 72 hours!
|PROGRESSING NICELY! 9-15-2012|
|ALL GROWN IN BY 9-22-2012|
|THERE IS A TURNIP FORMING UP...|
|READY TO HARVEST|
|TIE A YELLOW TURNIP TO THE |
OLD OAK TREE!
|A BOWL OF MASHED YELLOW TURNIPS|
WITH BUTTER AND PEPPER,
JUST THE THING
From seed packet to side dish, the progress of delicious yellow turnips here at Uncle mac's and perhaps this spring, in your garden as well!