This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
In the Paris market the writer of this saw a beautiful Yellow Turnip introduced to public notice, chiefly through the efforts of Messrs. Yilmorn, Andrieux & Co., the distinguished seedsmen of that City, who kindly gave us the accompanying drawing of it. It was called the"Yellow Mont Magny".
It appears to have been raised by some market gardener near Paris. The skin is of a pretty smooth and clear yellow at the base of the turnip, while the upper portion is of a violet-red. The flesh is of a clear yellow, and has the sweetness so characteristic of the yellow kinds, and which makes them grow so increasingly in public estimation. A very interesting feature in it is, the remarkably small knot of leaves at the top - a feature which the cook generally appreciates in a good turnip. As Messrs. Vilmorn have numerous correspondents among our seed-houses, it is quite likely to be in the trade for Fall sowing.