What is it?

Turnips are a member of the brassica family, and are the summery cousin of the larger swede. They tend to have a purple, yellow or white skin, with a white flesh.

What to do with it?

Simply roast them with a drizzle of honey and oil or butter, or if you’re fancying something more flavourful, try this aromatic recipe with your new potatoes.

Pickle ‘em! You’ll make them last a bit longer by preserving them, and can have them as a wee side dish or tasty garnish.

How best to store?

If your turnips, have tops, chopp them off and treat like a leafy green by keeping them chilled and moist. As for the roots, keep them in a cool, dry place.

When are they in season?

Early – mid summer.