Heirloom / Open Pollinated Rutabaga is a hardy, cool-weather biennial, grown as an annual. Direct sow Rutabaga 4-6 wks before the last frost in spring, in late summer for fall harvest, and in mild winter climates in fall for a winter harvest. Plant Rutabaga seeds in full sun, ¼ - ½" deep, 1-2" apart in rows 18-24" apart. Germination should occur in 5-17 days in soil 45-75°F. Once Rutabaga seedlings are well established, thin to 4-8" apart, to give the root bulb room to grow. Harvest rutabagas when bulbs are about 3-5" in diameter for best quality and flavor. Rutabagas are best stored at 33°F and 90-95% relative humidity.
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