There’s nothing lowly about this fine root vegetable! The American Purple Top Rutabaga (Brassica napus) warms fall evenings with its mild, sweet taste and bright yellow flesh. Ready to harvest in 65-90 days.
Each packet contains approximately 400 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
These easy to grow root crops are a fall favorite. In spring, plant two inches apart — 1/2 inch deep — into loose soil with plenty of organic matter. Space rows 18-24 inches apart and provide plenty of water throughout the growing season. Plants take 3-4 months to mature.
For best flavor, pull or dig roots when they are 3-5 inches in diameter. Larger bulbs tend to be tough. A light frost will improve crops. Harvest greens as needed after four inches. A heavy straw mulch will extend your harvest into early winter.