American Purple Top Rutabaga (100 Days)

$ 2.25

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. 

100 seeds



Brassica napus

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.