Seven Top Turnip
Brassica rapa var. rapa
Here is the The Seven Top Turnip, Brassica rapa var. rapa. It is grown for its green leaves though you can eat the young tender roots as well. This biennial plant was once known as “turnip salad" in the 1920's. Though the roots tend to be tough, woody they can still be cooked in soups an stews for flavoring. Plants get to around 2 to 2.5 feet tall and very bushy with large leaves. The root can get to 3 round but more course then most other turnips. If left to seed it will replant itself every year! We found this variety best for fresh eating in salads and have a bit of spiciness like a radish to it and makes a great choice for a micro green. Open pollinated 40 to 70 days depending on location and stage of harvesting.
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