Photo of Rutabaga (Brassica napus): That is some turnip

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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Oct 22, 2013 12:54 PM CST

WOW!!!! Great photo
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chelle
Oct 22, 2013 1:37 PM CST
Thanks! It's my first ever. Big Grin

I think this plant came from some landrace seed developed by member @joseph. I tried some others before this and they didn't germinate and grow, but these sure did! Hurray!
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Oct 22, 2013 5:08 PM CST

I am going to show my ignorance and ask: What is the difference between turnip and rutabaga? Or are they the same plant?

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chelle
Oct 22, 2013 6:01 PM CST
I guess they're basically the same plant? Maybe just the flavor is different? Shrug!
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Oct 30, 2013 6:09 PM CST
Basically,
- they're different colors
- they're different sizes, rutabagas usually larger
- they have totally different tastes

I don't think they're any more alike than a banana and an apple. Hilarious!

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chelle
Oct 30, 2013 6:15 PM CST
I guess I need to buy a turnip at the grocery and compare them! Hilarious!
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Oct 30, 2013 7:44 PM CST
And a rutabaga too. They're so good! And healthy...

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable...

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CDsSister
Oct 31, 2013 7:06 PM CST

All I know is that as a child, Mom served rutabaga and it smelled awful and was kinda orange. I ate it only if my Dad said I had to.

Turnips were white/green and usually chopped up and served as part of boiled turnip greens. Served with corn. bread really good!!!
As an adult I learned to eat raw turnips and really like them. Have never eaten raw rutabagas.

Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Oct 31, 2013 7:44 PM CST
This one was very tasty both steamed and raw.
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