Turnips originated in Siberia and used food and animal fodder for centuries. It started becoming more popular as a table vegetable throughout Europe in the 17th Century. They can grow under most conditions, including cold weather and many varieties have tender, edible tops that make a welcome fresh winter greens.
Rooting varieties are enjoyed peeled as a raw, fresh vegetable or boiled and mashed with a little butter, salt and pepper.
Each packet contains 0.5 gram or approximately 125 seeds.