Rutabaga American Purple Top HEIRLOOM Seeds

Rutabaga American Purple Top HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica napus (Napobrassica group)

Item #0241

90 days. Rutabaga, or swede, as the British call it, is a 3"–6" long root vegetable with a sweet, mellow flavor. Mash just like potatoes, add chunks to soups and stews, or bake in savory or sweet casseroles. Even the tops are edible and make tasty sauteėd greens. Rutabagas develop the best flavor when harvested during cool weather. A great winter storage crop.

This packet sows six 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
7-14 days

Seed Depth:
1/4”

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds
every 6”-8”

Row Spacing:
18”-24"

Thinning:
When 4” tall
thin to 1 every 6”


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates:4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, as soon as soil can be worked for early summer harvest, or 3 to 4 months before first fall frost for fall harvest. Warm Climates: Sow in fall for late winter or spring harvest. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 60º–80ºF.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Harvest in early summer before consistently high temperatures start or in fall after first frost. Do not allow roots to freeze. The foliage may also be harvested for greens. Harvesting no more than 25% of the plant's leaves at a time will not affect the plant's ability to produce large roots.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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