This turnip was a gift from, Dana, at the garden center, which he gave me after pulling it out of the soil. He wanted me to 'eat' this gorgeous turnip to show me that the fertilizer and compost he sells really helps to grow delicious vegetables. He washed it off and handed it back to me, but Dana was surprised when I told him I wanted to 'paint' the turnip. Once I explained I was and artist and would put the turnip in a still life to paint it before eating it, he understood. By the way it was the best tasting turnip I have ever eaten! And I love turnips!