Rutabaga Seeds - American Purple Top

Rutabaga Seeds - American Purple Top

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $6.29
1/4 Pound $13.69 46% Savings
1 Pound $31.49 69% Savings
5 Pounds $115.49 ($1.44/ounce) 77% Savings
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  • Tender flesh with sweet flavor, stores well
  • Heirloom; Cool Weather Crop; Classic "Keeper"
  • Large, Yellow Roots with Purple Crowns; Tender Flesh and Sweet Flavor
  • High Yielding; Adaptable to Full Sun and Partial Shade
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Cool Season
Fruit Size 4 to 6 inches in diameter
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Slightly Sweet and Peppery; Nutty; Cross Between a Turnip and Cabbage
Plant Characteristics Root Vegetable
Use Culinary
Growing Conditions Cold Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Overwintering

About Rutabaga Seeds - American Purple Top

Brassica napus

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Swede

Grow Heirloom Rutabagas - Plant American Purple Top Rutabaga Seeds

A classic "keeper" vegetable for colder climates. The American Purple Top Rutabaga produces very large yellow roots with brilliant purple globes. The succulent flesh turns an orange/yellow color when cooked.

Planting Information

Planting Rutabaga Seeds - American Purple Top

Planting Season Cool Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing 4 to 6 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 90 to 120 days
View our Rutabaga Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
Packet 289
1 Ounce 13,661
1/4 Pound 54,644
1 Pound 218,576
5 Pounds 1,092,880

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