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Gilfeather Rutabaga (Organic Heirloom 85 Days)

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A legendary root from Vermont that is a cross between a rutabaga and turnip. Developed in the late 19th century by John Gilfeather of Wardsboro. Large, oblong-shaped roots have green shoulders, white flesh, and edible greens. Flavor and texture are excellent, sweet and smooth, improving after a frost. A good storage crop for a root cellar. 

100 seeds

Gilfeather Rutabaga (Organic Heirloom 85 Days)



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 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.


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Bradley C.
I recommend this product

First time I have ever planted. Germination was very good and I am waiting to see how they progress through the season.

Kathryn T.
United States United States
Pinetree is always my first choice.

Have not planted it yet, but I am a long satisfied customer.

Ruth H.
United States

Your seed packets have a self stick flap which I find very useful. However, this year, there is a sticker over the flap that makes the packet very difficult to open without shredding it. Can you please put the upc sticker elsewhere on the packet? If not, I may take my seed business to another company that has functional self stick flaps on their seed packets.. Thank you.

Alison U.
United States
Too cold and wet to

Too cold and wet to plant anything here in Vermont yet! I'll know my experience in last summer!