How to Select Turnips

  • Select turnips that are heavy for their size, firm, and free of any major nicks or bruises.
  • If the greens are intact, they should be vibrant, crisp, and fresh-looking.
  • Smaller turnips will have the sweetest flavor and best texture. Large turnips tend to have a waxy texture.

How to Store Turnips

How To Store Fresh Turnips: Trim off the greens and brush off any soil, but do not wash before storing. Wrap turnips in a damp cloth or paper towel and place a perforated plastic bag. Store in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator for up to five months.

How To Store Turnip Greens: Place unwashed turnip greens in a tightly sealed plastic bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to four days.

How To Freeze Turnips: Begin by washing, peeling, and cubing your turnips. Next, blanch them in boiling water for 90 seconds. Drain and immediately transfer them to an ice bath. Drain again and spread out the cubes on a baking sheet. Flash freeze for two hours. Then, transfer the cubes to an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to six months.

How to Serve Turnips