Today, I took the measurements on the Snowball turnips for the Seed Savers Exchange M-GEN turnip trial.
I have grown Snowball turnips before and liked them. For the trial, I noticed that they have very high quality greens, besides having a sweet, round root. Several heirloom seed companies offer the seed so if you want to try the variety, it’s not difficult to find.
I cooked the greens and will be freezing them to make this dip for Christmas. It’s a family tradition to try out new recipes at Christmas — my brother used to save recipes from The Food Network and then make them all for Christmas when he had time to cook. He would make anything that struck his fancy — I tend to cook based on what I’ve grown in the past year.
Here are the famous white roots of Snowball turnips:
Here are the greens before I cooked them:
Here are the whole turnips out of the ground:
If you want to grow turnips, I recommend this variety!