Turnip ‘Ljungdalen’ is a swedish heirloom.

The genetic variation is immediately seen in the two different colors, yellow and deep purple. In no other turnip have I seen such a deep purple color, and it covers the turnip also in ground. The purple varies a bit in intensity, but are all deep purple. On other varieties I have only noticed purple color above ground.

The were sown out after the garlic harvest, and are now sweet and juicy. I recommend peeling the skin off, otherwise it can be very strong in a brassica manner – there will probably be someone out there who love turnip for just that, but not me 🙂

They take som frost, so they are still in the ground. Eventually I will have to protect them. Also I must remember to reserve all the best for seed breeding – each and every time I go out to harvest!