is actually a biennial, but it's replanted and grown annually.
Rutabaga is a cross between a
Cabbage and a Turnip, that prefers cool conditions.
The Bed: Add a fresh layer
of rich compost to the top soil, then till or spade the bed to
loosen the soil and work in the compost. Rake level.
How to Grow: "Rutabaga"
can be planted 4 - 6 weeks before last frost. Plant seed 1/2"
deep, 2" apart. Rows should be 18" - 24" apart.
Thin plants to 6" - 8" when a few inches tall. Keep the
soil moist but not soggy until the seed germinates. After
germination, water as needed keeping the soil moist to prevent the
roots from becoming stringy.
my be harvested when the root is 3" to 5" in diameter.
Roots may be stored in the garden if heavily mulched for the
Available Hybrids - Cultivars: Laurentian
90 days, Marian 95 days, Purple Top 90 days, and York Sweede