Turnips are very hardy and can be planted late in late summer or early in the fall. The plan is to avoid hot weather on one side, and frost on the other - but you only need about 60 days for a root crop, and less time than that for greens. Turnips benefits from a loose, not too acid soil (add lime if too acid). Mulching benefits turnips. Best flavor is when they grow fast, so ensure good soil with a lot of organic matter and adequate water.
Roots that grow too large will become woody, stringy, and bitter. The roots do not stand well in the ground, so pull the roots for storage.. When storing, top them and store in a cool place.
Turnip roots and greens are nutritious and tasty. The roots can be eaten raw, pickled, braised, or pureed. Use them in soups, stews, and casseroles. The leaves are a great potherb. Sprouted seeds are good in salads or sandwiches.
C/Matures 5-10/Harvest 2-6/Yield 100-360, roots or tops/Spacing 4"
Days to Maturity figures are really just for comparing between varieties within a category. Actual days will vary from location to location, depending on garden conditions.