Salad turnips, also known as baby turnips, are so tender and tasty. They’re often referred to as baby turnips because salad turnips are smaller than regular turnips. They’re also called salad turnips because they can be enjoyed raw.
I love salad turnips sautéed or roasted. A little bit of butter and garlic with them is delicious.
Salad turnips are a great little sweet root to enjoy.
Different Types of Salad Turnips
The standby for salad turnips are Hakurei turnips and Tokyo turnips. I’ve also enjoyed other unique heirloom turnip varieties, which aren’t traditional salad turnips, but are tender and work well.
In general, a salad turnip is one you can enjoy thinly sliced and raw.
Great Salad Turnip Types
- Tokyo Cross
- Thin Heirloom ‘ Hinona Kabu’
- Heirloom ‘Navet des vertus Marteau’
- Purple Top when very small
Where can you buy salad turnips?
Because salad turnips are more of a gourmet vegetable, not all grocery stores will carry them. Check your produce aisle at your grocery store. You might find them at your local farmers market, natural health food store, or China town markets which offer great Asian crops.
You can also grow these turnips as they very easy to grow.
They don’t take up much space in the home garden and are ready to harvest fast in 30-45 days.
If you grow turnips, the heat of the summer makes them spicy. They are a cool-season crop that prefers fall weather. You can also eat the turnip greens.
Johnnys Seed offers Hakurei Seeds