Wild Turnip

Brassica napus

Photo of Wild Turnip
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Wild Turnip is very similar to rutabaga and the only easy way to tell them apart is to cut the tap root and sniff. Rutabaga is odorless, turnip smells like a cultivated turnip.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences