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American Purple Top Rutabaga Seeds Heirloom

SKU:
745127
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SKU:
745127
UPC:
7.36E+11
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Brassica napus (Napobrassica group)
Brand Name:
Botanical Interests
Botanical Name:
Brassica napus (Napobrassica group)
Sow Season:
Cool
Edible:
Yes
Heirloom:
Yes
Days to emerge:
7–14 days
Seed Depth:
¼"
Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 6"
Thinning:
When 4" tall, thin to 1 every 6"
Row spacing:
36"
Yield:
This packet yields approximately 12 plants when started inside.
Days to Maturity:
70 days from transplanting
Hardiness:
Frost-tolerant biennial
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Yes

Product Overview

Brassica napus (Napobrassica group)

Delicious, firm, sweet roots are a must for hearty soups and casseroles. Easy to grow, excellent winter storage crop.

Rutabaga, or swede, as the British call it, is a 4"-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 sauteéd greens. Rutabagas develop the best flavor when harvested during cool weather, making an ideal fall crop in most places. A great winter storage crop.

Variety Info

Best harvested at 4"–6" diameter; root is yellowish with purple shoulders.

Sowing Inside

Not recommended; root crops do not transplant well.

Sowing Outside

RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, as soon as soil can be worked for early summer harvest, or 3 to 4 months before your first fall frost date for fall harvest. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for late winter for spring harvest. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 60°–80°F

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