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Gilfeather Rutabaga (Organic, Heirloom, 85 Days)

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 is excellent, sweet and smooth, improving after a frost. A good storage crop for a root cellar. 

100 seeds

PLANTING

Brassica napus

Germination: 5-7 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF. 

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep

Sowing Outdoors: Mid-spring, around 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 frosts, 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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    KT
    05/31/2019
    Kathryn T.
    United States United States

    Pinetree is always my first choice.

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

    RH
    05/26/2018
    Ruth H.
    United States

    Packaging

    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.

    AU
    05/06/2018
    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!