What to look for

  • Roots 2-3 inches in diameter
  • Uniform color
  • Smooth skin with firm flesh

What you don’t want

  • Poor color, soft, or spongy
  • Insect, disease, or mechanical injury
  • Too large
  • Rough skin

How to prepare turnips

  • Trim tops to 1-2 inches
  • Leave at least 2 inches of root
  • Wash in cold water, but do not scrub

Suggested exhibit quantity

  • State Fair: Refer to premium book
  • County Fair: Check your fair book
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