Look for vibrantly colored turnips with no signs of wilting or becoming soft. If the greens are attached, try make sure they are as crisp as possible and don't look wilted.
Climate and origin
It is not known where the turnip originated, however, records of its first cultivation are found in Greece and Europe and therefore it is assumed the turnip originated somewhere in Europe or Asia. A hardly plant that likes cold temperatures turnips will grow in cold temperate to subtropical climates. (Zones 3-9 in the U.S.)
Turnips have a bland but slightly pungent taste and a very crisp texture. The greens are often eaten cooked and have a sharp taste.
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