Harvest in late September or as needed for meals. Turnips are mild and tender when they are medium-sized— no more than 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Turnips tolerate light frosts but should be dug before the ground freezes. Overmature turnips will be tough and woody. Turnip greens are good when leaves are 4 to 6 inches long.

Use Storage Method 1 for greens. Turnip greens will store for 10 to 14 days.

Use Storage Method 1 for roots. Turnips keep well under refrigeration, in an outdoor pit, or in an underground cellar. They will emit odors during storage. Turnips can be stored for 4 to 5 months.

Nutrition note: 1/2 cup cooked turnips contains 16 calories and 1.6 grams of fiber and is a good source of vitamin C (15% DV). Color = white/tan/brown.

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