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Rutabaga Seeds - American Purple Top HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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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:Rutabaga Seeds - American Purple Top
    Botanical Name:Brassica napus
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Cool Season
    Plant Type:Root Vegetable
    Features:Heirloom
    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

    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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