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Rutabaga Seeds - American Purple Top HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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Packet $2.95
1 Ounce Package $4.25
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5 Pound Sack $52.95 ($10.59/lb.) 84%
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  • Large, yellow and purple roots
  • 90 Days to Harvest
  • Adaptable to Sun or Shade

Product Description

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.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:

    American Purple Top Rutabaga
    Botanical Name:Brassica napus "American Purple Top"
    Type:Heirloom
    Size at Maturity:4" - 6" Diameter
    Days to Maturity:90 Days
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Time:Cool Season
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Planting Depth:1/2"
    Plant Spacing:4" - 6"
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Ships:Year-round
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~1/2 tsp

  • Planting Instructions

    When to plant:

    • If you are in a colder area, sow your rutabaga seeds after the danger of the last frost has passed.
    • If you are in a warmer zone, plant your seeds in the fall and harvest in the winter.

    How to plant:

    • Sow your seeds ½ inch deep and about 2-3 inches apart.
    • Thin the rutabagas out when they are around 4 inches tall so there is between 4-6 inches of space between each plant.

    When to harvest:

    • Rutabagas are best harvested before they get to be as large as the ones you see in the grocery stores.
    • Both the greens and bulbs can be harvested to eat - you can cut the greens off (without disturbing the root) when they are over 4 inches tall and the greens will regrow.
    • Harvest the bulbs when they are at least 3 inches in diameter, depending on the variety of rutabaga.

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