Rutabaga American Purple Top Heirloom
Item # 266
Round, yellow, 4-6″ roots with purple shoulders grow best in cool weather. Their sweet, fine flesh is perfect for roasting, mashing, or as a tasty addition to soups and stews.
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1/2″ (13mm)
Plant Space: 6″ (15cm)
Row Space: 18″ (46cm)
Sprouts In: 7-14 days
Rutabagas are very frost hardy and can be planted outside from early spring, as soon as the soil can be worked, to early summer for fall crops. Be sure to leave plenty of room for mature plants to grow.
Harvest in the fall after a few frosts have sweetened the flavor. Apply a heavy mulch after tops have died back to store them in the ground until they are dug up.