An heirloom that has become a New England classic, with a festival in its honor in Wardsboro, VT. A farmer named John Gilfeather bred these in the late 1800ís. He prospered by selling these delicious turnips, always cutting off the tops and bottoms so nobody else could propagate them. One night a neighbor sneaked into his field, stole some, and sold the seed to market gardeners who made them commercially available. Sweeter and later than other turnips (They are probably actually a rutabaga, but who are we to quarrel with the historic name?) Greens and roots both sweet and tender textured; even better after frost.