(Brassica rapa var. rapifera)
Turnips are a cruciferous crop (cabbage family) grown for the edible fleshy taproot. The leaves are also a good nutritious green leafy vegetable. There are also varieties that have been developed as a forage crop.
'Purple Top White Globe' turnips are open-pollinated, medium sized, crisp turnips, eaten fresh or cooked. Roots are best when the turnips are small, and the tops are eaten as greens.
'Seven Top' is an open-pollinated variety that is grown almost exclusively for greens. The leaves are harvested when medium dark. The roots are tough, woody, and almost inedible.
‘Tyfon Stubble’ is a hybrid cross between Chinese Cabbage and Stubble Turnips, is a fast-growing, very leafy crop, and is mainly grown for forage.