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    any good suggestions? I have a few large ones still in the ground. We fried up the young ones and they were lovely, roasted some and they were nice, but the last liftings were a bit bitter

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    I'm a seedaholic so I'd be inclined to store them until spring and replant them and try to get some seeds off them. Which variety are they?
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    smart ass answer but about all old turnips are good for is feeding to cattle and horses, slow roasting whole will maximise any sweetness

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    bother, I feared as much. what's annoying is that they are only just too bitter, so if I'd lifted them a few weeks earlier, they'd have probably been ok.

    Don't know what variety they are off the top of my head (Whatever Mr Fothergill was flogging last year I think).



    "smart ass answer but about all old turnips are good for is feeding to cattle and horses, slow roasting whole will maximise any sweetness"
    so if I feed them to my livestock do I get clever donkeys?
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    if it is only marginal then try some slow roasted whole and see what you think, worth a try
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    I'll give it a go. I have nothing to lose...

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    If slow roasting doesn’t do the trick, I’d be inclined to put them in compost. Unfortunately I don’t know anyone who keeps animals....

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