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Rutabaga, winter turnip 85 days.
(Pictured right - Farmer John Gilfeather) Back in the early 1900s, bachelor farmer John Gilfeather grew this special turnip on his family farm, which, by the way, is still there, up a steep side road off VT Route 100 in Wardsboro, Vermont. Gilfeather might have been the one who hybridized the large, rough-skinned vegetable, or else the variety was a “backyard mongrel” that he astutely realized was unique. Local lore maintains he tried to prevent anyone else from growing it or altering its “personality” with further hybridization by cutting off all the roots and tops before bringing his crop to market each fall. Gilfeather died in 1944, but the legacy of his namesake turnip is three-fold: first, its heirloom status and important trademark; second, the dozens of tasty recipes that local housewives and chefs in area restaurants have created and served over the years using this versatile vegetable; and finally, WardsboroÂ’s homegrown GilfeatherÂ® Turnip Festival. Thanks to the Friends of the Wardsboro Public Library for this information! ~ 300 seeds/g
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Grown by Hope Seeds in Knowlesville, NB.