Late spring and late fall.

Nutrition Facts: 
One half cup of turnips has only 20 calories and provides fiber and 25 percent of the vitamin C needed for a day.

Look for small turnips that are heavy for their size; they will be sweeter than large turnips. They should be firm and smooth, without scars or cracks.

Store in a cool, well-ventilated area or refrigerate for up to two weeks.


Wash and peel. Turnips can be eaten raw or cooked.

To cook, slice or cube and cook in a small amount of water for 10-20 minutes. Turnips are excellent in soups and stews.

Buying Kentucky Proud is easy. Look for the label at your grocery store, farmers' market, or roadside stand.