How to store summer turnips
Summer turnips will stay firm in the fridge for a week or even two. As with carrots and beetroot, any leaves are better removed or they will suck moisture from the veg. If they’re in good nick, you can use the leaves in stir fries or wilted into stews.
How to prepare summer turnips
Only the youngest, smallest specimens have tender skins, so after washing turnips you will probably need to peel them. If the leaves are attached, trim away the stems, separate the leaves from their stalks and give them a wash. If you’re not cooking the leaves straight away, spin them dry and store in a plastic box or bag in the fridge.
For boiling, braising and roasting turnips, cut them into chunky wedges or batons. If you are planning to eat them raw, they’re best grated or cut into very thin slices or matchsticks.