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Rutabaga Seeds - American Purple Top HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $4.50
1/4 Pound $10.95 39%
1 Pound $22.95 68%
5 Pounds $82.95
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  • 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

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:Rutabaga Seeds - American Purple Top
    Botanical Name:Brassica napus
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Cool Season
    Plant Type:Root Vegetable
    Fruit Size:4-6" diameter
    Days to Maturity:90-120 Days
    Plant Spacing:4-6 inches
    Planting Depth:1/2 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow American Purple Top Rutabaga

    When to Plant Rutabaga Seeds

    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.

    Where to Plant Rutabaga Seeds

    Plant Rutabaga in well-draining soil with a pH of 5.5 - 7.0.

    How to Plant Rutabaga Seeds

    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.

    How to Harvest Rutabaga

    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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