It’s easy for us, being in Turkey. Any vegetable that looks like this, including radish – as in the comment above – is just called Turp. No idea what its variety is but it looks like it would be good in a salad.
Oh, Wikipedia says they’re also called a rutabaga, which is a much cooler name then swede. Don’t think they’re related to radishes though, which also sounds like a very good guess. Cut into it and let us know!
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I’d say it’s a turnip as they have a lower water content than a radish and this root looks a bit dehydrated. Radishes usually don’t store as well and rot before shriveling up. Yep my bet is on a turnip.
Turnip for sure,here the young and small roots are white,the old ones get heavy and purple.
You can tell by the wrinkels and the small green leaves,that this one specific stood for to long on the self.
I would have to see it inside, and taste it, but I am 99.9% sure it is a rutabaga and we often call them (inaccurately so) turnips. They are a yellow golden colour inside and good raw – and cooked have a stronger flavour that people tend to love, or hate.
Here in Hawaii, you can purchase these purple turnips (we use the Japanese term daikon) at one of the new Korean markets. The market says they are imported from Korea and grown on Jeju Island. I’ve made takuan (pickled turnip) from them and the color is just beautiful—-the pickling juice turns magenta and the turnip still retains some of its lavender color when you eat it. The one in the picture is slightly dehydrated. The ones at the Korean market are even larger than the one in the picture.