(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.
Aberdeen Greentop Scotch
Purple Top White Globe
An open-pollinated, medium-sized crisp turnip eaten fresh or cooked. Best harvested when the turnip root is small. The bottom of the turnip root is white and the top half is purple. The green tops above ground can be eaten as leafy greens.
An open-pollinated variety that is grown almost exclusively for the leafy greens. The leaves are harvested when medium dark green. The roots are tough, woody, and almost inedible.
A hybrid cross between Chinese Cabbage and Stubble Turnips that is fast growing, very leafy, and is mainly grown for forage.