May turnips are a particular form of turnip. They are available with a white or reddish skin.
May turnip - fresh from Pfalzmarkt
The vegetable can be eaten both cooked and raw. Because of its tough skin, we usually recommend peeling may turnips. The mustard oil they contain makes the may turnip slightly spicy.
May turnips can stay fresh in the crisper drawer of the fridge for one to two weeks; the leaves should be removed before refrigerating. However, the turnips should not be washed before storage as this makes the vegetables quickly turn soft.