Rutabaga Growing Guide

Brassica napus var. napobrassica

How to Grow: Rutabaga are similar to turnips, but plant for fall harvest. Plant 8-10 weeks before first fall frost, seeding 1" apart in rows 12-16" apart, thinning to 8" apart. Thin within a month--crowded seedlings won't bulb properly.

Harvest: Harvest when roots are 3-6" across. Harvest before temperatures drop below 20 degrees F

Cooking: Mash rutabagas and potatoes together for a hearty dish.

Seed Savers: Crosses with B. napus varieties of Kale and with some canola.

Packet: 2g (approximately 900 seeds) sows 46'.

Rutabaga varieties

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