Cabbage Turnip
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Cabbage Turnip
A Introduced Photo: Sunit Singh
Common name: Cabbage Turnip, Kohlrabi, German turnip, Turnip cabbage • Assamese: ওল কবী Ol kobi • Bengali: ওল কবী Ol kobi • Hindi: गांठ गोभी Ganth gobhi • Kannada: Gade-kosu, Navil-kosu • Kashmiri: Hakh ﺣﺎﻛﮫ, Munj haakh ﻣﻮﻧﺞ ﺣﺎﻛﮫ • Manipuri: ꯀꯣꯕꯤꯃꯨꯂꯥ Kobimula
Botanical name: Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes    Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard family)

Cabbage Turnip is a cross between wild cabbage and turnips, widely cultivated as a vegetable. Stem base is highly shortened, fleshy, spherical, looking like a turnip. Basal and lower stem leaves are green, numerous, unlike cabbage not overlapping into a head, generally obovate. Axillary leafy buds not forming heads. Inflorescence is neither fleshy nor condensed into a head. Flowers are yellow. Cabbage Turnip is a popular vegetable in Kashmir, for its edible leaves. In North-India its swollen stem is more popular as a vegetable.

Identification credit: Sunit Singh Photographed in cultivation in Darori Doda, J&K.

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