Wow, we picked our first spring turnips today! Little young ones with a turnip about 1/2″ in diameter. In another 1-2 weeks they will mature out to full size spring turnips of about 1 to 2″ in diameter.
These are fast varieties – almost like growing radishes. We use either Hakauri or Market Express varieties which have a growing season of about 40-45 days. They were planted in mid-March in our unheated greenhouse.
We like them really young, and tend to harvest them early. We very lightly steam the whole plant (tops and all) and add a bit of soy sauce for seasoning. Yum!