Rutabaga 'American Purple Top'
Typically available from fall through winter. Check with your local store for current availability.
A root vegetable called Rutabaga or Swede produces 4"-6" edible roots with sweet, mellow flavor. Bake or roast in a root veggie medley, or mash just like a potato. Makes an excellent addition to hearty soups and stews.
- Size: 2' tall, 6"-8" wide
- Days to Maturity: 80-120 days
- Productivity: 4"-6" Wide oval-shaped roots
- Light Requirement: Full Sun
- Water Needs: Moderate
- Growth Habit: Upright, Arching
Green Thumb Guide
Plant in enriched garden soil with good drainage early spring or late summer after danger of 100° weather has passed. Sow seeds at a 1/4" depth 6" apart in rows spaced 18"-24" apart. Feed about once a month with a vegetable fertilizer. Harvest when ready by gasping stems and pulling straight up.greenall-plantingmix,hestra-garden-nitrile-dip-gloves,raised-vegetable-bin,ames-174-wood-handle-transplanter,dr-earth-home-grown-174-tomato-vegetable-herb-fertilizer