Plant ID forum: What is this?

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Name: Mike
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Popo425
Mar 25, 2017 4:38 PM CST
I was going through the property today and found these growing wild. I did not plant these but have only lived here for a year and a half.

It looks almost like a turnip. And there is some kind of bug that prefers this plant over any of the nearby weeds.
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Tisha
Mar 25, 2017 6:09 PM CST
Welcome! Popo425
Wow. That looks really neat. I`m interested too. It does look eatable. I remember a turnip like veggie that starts with a `k`- kohlrabi- in grand ma`s garden. It`s milder than a regular turnip.
Hope someone tells us what it is soon Thumbs up
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Mar 25, 2017 7:59 PM CST
I don't think it is kohlrabi. Possibly rutabaga, but looks most like a turnip to me.
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Tisha
Mar 25, 2017 8:31 PM CST
How can we tell them apart? They kinda all look the same to me Hilarious!
Name: Mike
(Zone 9a)
Popo425
Mar 25, 2017 9:32 PM CST
Here is one, still in the ground, and with some leaves still on it.

I can't seem to grow anything note worthy when I try and these things are growing wild all over!
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Tisha
Mar 25, 2017 9:50 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Yep! That`s called gardening Rolling on the floor laughing
Experimentation along with trial and error.
It grows on you Rolling my eyes.
Then you're addicted Hilarious!
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Mar 28, 2017 9:31 AM CST
Well, if the bugs prefer it over the nearby weeds, then it's obviously something someone previously planted on purpose. Thumbs up

If they only kinda like it, then it's probably a pretty common variety. If they love it, then it's probably very rare and expensive. Whistling
Name: greene
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greene
Mar 28, 2017 10:33 AM CST
Turnip. Not kohlrabi.
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Name: Janine
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janinilulu
Mar 28, 2017 10:34 AM CST
I've read that yellow turnips self sow and I'm sure cabbage moth worms find them delicious: they look like turnips to me.
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tarev
Mar 28, 2017 10:48 AM CST
It reminds me of a jicama, but seeing the leaves, may not be it. It sure looks interesting!

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