American Purple Top Rutabaga (100 Days)
American Purple Top Rutabaga is an heirloom with a mild, fine-grained interior. Rutabagas develop the best flavor when harvested during cool weather, an ideal fall and storage crop. Long-time standard for home gardens.
Germination: 5-7 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep
Sowing Outdoors: Mid-spring, around the last frost date or 90 days before you will want to harvest the roots. Sow a few seeds every 6", thin to the strongest seedling.
How much does a packet plant: 12-15 foot row
Harvest: After a few touches of frost, when they become their sweetest and before they get too big and woody. Cut tops off and store.
Tips: Plant Helenor Rutabaga in loose, rich soil. Amend with compost at planting time if needed. Consistent moisture is required for optimum results. Great storage vegetable, up to 6 months.