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Rutabaga Seeds, Swede Laurentian

Brassica napus
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Swede Laurentian Rutabaga is by far the most popular rutabaga variety. Grows into globes 12.5-15 cm (5-6’) in diameter with creamy yellow flesh. This cool weather crop is a great storage variety.

  • SKU: 101648
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
8 to 12 days
Water needs
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
80 to 90 days
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Brassica napus
  • Fill Weight (grams): 2.5
  • Approximate Seed Count: 800-900
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Crisp, juicy and slightly pungent
  • Preparation Ideas: Peel skin, cut into chunks and boil like potatoes. Drain, mash and season with salt and pepper.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Sow directly in the garden as early as the soil can be worked. Plant 2 seeds every 2 inches. Thin to one plant every 2 inches when seedlings are 2 1/2 - 3 inches tall. Sow again in late summer for a fall crop.
  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Plant Spacing: 10 cm (4")
  • Row Spacing: 45 cm (18")
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Greens are tasty if picked when small and tender. Pull roots when they are 4-6 inches across. Light frost improves flavor, but if roots are left in the ground over winter, mulch heavily.

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