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jnunez918
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when to pick turnips?

never grown turnips before, they've gotten pretty big. At what point should I pick. golfball? baseball?
Jennifer
Austin, TX Zone 8b

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jal_ut
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I will start on them at golfball size. They will get much bigger as time passes.
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I agree with jal_ut on starting size, but then I don't let them get to baseball size... luvz me some turnips!

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We mostly just harvest the tops, but follow Jal_ut's method to harvest roots.
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floridahillnursery
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harvesting Turnips

Hello, We grow Purple top. I wouldnt let them get any larger than a soft ball as they tend to get woody. :D

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jnunez918
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Thx guys, now I need to figure out what to do with them!
Jennifer
Austin, TX Zone 8b

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