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Root Vegetables: Turnips, Rutabagas and Radishes

With dozens of root vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment, so use this guide to determine what turnips, rutabagas and radishes will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Snowball Turnip Sweet Flavored and High in Fiber
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Turnip <em>&lsquo;Snowball&rsquo;</em>

For a quick crop, this fast-maturing variety is one of the best. The pure white globes are best harvested while young, when their deliciously crisp, firm, white flesh can be enjoyed raw or cooked.

Sow: Early spring to midsummer
Harvest: Late spring onward
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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