- Yellow roots with purple tops
- Resistant to club root
- Delicate sweet flavor
- Stores well into the winter
- 90-100 days
Rutabaga, Joan Description
(Brassica napus) Refined strain of “American Purple Top.” Round yellow roots with purple tops. Flesh is dense and crunchy with a delicate sweet flavor. Very uniform with good field resistance to club root. Stores well into the winter. Delicious roasted, mashed, and as a base for winter soups. 90-100 days.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
This plant prefers loose, well-drained soil, but too much nitrogen can impact yeilds adversly. Keep the plant well watered and weed free.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.