80 days. Introduced to American gardeners through my “Vermont Bean Seed Co.” catalog in the 1980s. Heirloom developed by John Gilfeather of Wardsboro, Vermont in the late 1800s. A cross between a turnip and a rutabaga and called by many the sweetest tasting turnip ever. Eggshaped, with a sweet, delicate flavor from its creamy-white flesh. Tops are edible when young. Harvest when 2 1/2 to 3- in. across.