22 March 2018

Turnip or white turnip Photo

Turnip or white turnip

The turnip or white turnip (Brassica rapa subsp.rapa) is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, bulbous taproot. The word turnip is a compound of tur- as in turned/rounded on a lathe and neep, derived from Latin napus. Small, tender varieties are grown for human consumption, while larger varieties are grown as feed for livestock. In the north of England, Scotland, Ireland and eastern Canada (Newfoundland), turnip (or neep) often refers to rutabaga, a larger, yellow root vegetable in the same genus(Brassica) also known as swede (from "Swedish turnip")

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