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Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 1:28 pm    Post subject: Sean! Help! Turnips!  Reply with quote    

Jamanda says you have a recipe that makes turnips palatable rather than cow food. I have turnips ... cam you help?

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Somewhere on her is my turnip curry recipe

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not helpful this year, but my advice is always to switch to hakurei turnips. They're delicious, though not great for long term storage.

I never understood why folks would grow a storage turnip when they could have a rutabaga

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks, tahir, I'll have a rootle round.

Slim ... I don't even know what a rutabaga IS, except they are in Winnie The Pooh. Will google.

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You perhaps call them swedes?

Midlandsman



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The salad turnips are superb. Are these hakurei turnips?

I've grown the variety Tokyo Cross this year and they're excellent.

mm

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, I think Hakurei may have been the name of just one variety of salad turnip (or "spring turnip") that got utilized as the name for all of them (among some locations).

They're good raw (particularly for those like me that don't like radishes) and delicious sauteed, even the greens

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine

Tahir's

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Mine

Tahir's


Thank you.

Slim ... Swede IS cow food. It's Just Wrong

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
... those like me that don't like radishes...


I missed this. How can you not like radishes? That's just wrong.

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shall we all pick on Slim about their root vegetable choices?

I am about to plant some of those Japanese winter radish thingies.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hang on again. You do mean turnips, not swedes don't you? Smallish, white with purple tops. Not orange, thick-skinned jobbies.

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, the tasty ones are all white!

The other tasty ones with the orange flesh (though not always) are to have tasty sugary root vegetables that caramelize with slow roasting all through the winter.


Actually my state's official "state vegetable" is a type of rutabaga that is called a turnip - talk about confusing - with white flesh: http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermont-gets-state-vegetable-gilfeather-turnip-wardsboro-heirloom#stream/0 It's described as a hybrid there, and that might be right, but I've saved seed from it in the past and I know that it happily self-pollinates so that puts it closer to a rutabaga then a turnip in my book.

It even has it's own festival: http://www.friendsofwardsborolibrary.org/gilfeather-turnip-festival-.html

Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What about black radishes?

http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Black_Radish_752.php

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think I'd prefer horseradish to garden radishes, regardless of color

(I do like the aesthetics of that jet black skin though)

Don't forget to throw watermelon radish in the mix! http://grist.org/food/whats-a-watermelon-radish-and-what-do-i-do-with-it/

I'll stick with tillage (daikon) radishes, but only in cover crop or kimchi form!

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