300 Seeds per pack
(Brassica napus var. napobrassica) 90 days. Laurentian Open Pollinated Rutabaga is an Improved American Purple Top Strain with creamy yellow globe roots that are deep purplish red above ground. Laurentian Rutabaga is almost neckless with 4″ to 6″ roots that are uniform, mild, firm, and have a good flavor with no side shoots.
Planting Instructions for Laurentian Rutabaga Seeds
Laurentian 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.