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FourPart;1510376 wrote: That's another thing - I used to live just outside Liverpool. For some reason they call Turnips Swedes & vice versa, so a Turnip Lantern is actually a Swede Lantern. This doesn't just apply to lanterns, it relates to the vegetables themselves. Basically, as far as I'm concerned, a turnip is the one about the size of a cricket ball (and just as hard), and the swede is the yellow one nearer to the size of a football.


the yeller one with a purple skin is a TURNIP its what we put in our Pasties and it's what we used to put our candles in as we couldn't afford pumpkins!
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oh and Broccoli is white, the green stuff is actually called Calabrese.
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Betty Boop;1510502 wrote: the yeller one with a purple skin is a TURNIP its what we put in our Pasties and it's what we used to put our candles in as we couldn't afford pumpkins!


What I consider to be a Turnip: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turnip

What I consider to be a Swede: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutabaga

Just to confuse the issue: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -or-turnip
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Fourpart is wrong on the turnip/swede front ;):D

Glad to see you get it with the turnip magenta, but that other thing is a gourd to us :-3
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:-2

This is what I call a Swede


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Betty Boop;1510594 wrote: Fourpart is wrong on the turnip/swede front ;):D

Glad to see you get it with the turnip magenta, but that other thing is a gourd to us :-3


Turnip is the smaller one with the white flesh. Swede is the larger one with the yellow flesh.
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FourPart;1510634 wrote: Turnip is the smaller one with the white flesh. Swede is the larger one with the yellow flesh.


I had to look that up. What y'all call Swedes, we call Rutabaga

We even have a song about them.

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lol I have to put a photo here when I can . scan a page out of my Australian vegetable gardening book. God I laughed when I saw it, a few days after reading this thread.

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