The Macomber turnip is celebrated in Southeastern Massachusetts where it met its humble beginning, but can be difficult to find elsewhere. According to local history, brothers Adin and Elihu Macomber bought rutabaga seed back to Westport from the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876. They planted the rutabaga seed adjacent to radishes on the farm and the cross-pollination between the radish and the rutabaga (a cross between a cabbage and a turnip) produced the creamy white Macomber turnip. Known for its sweetness, it also has a touch of bitterness from the radishes.
Sourced from Still Life Farm, Hardwick MA