90 days. [Introduced before 1920 as an improved strain of Purple Top Yellow (pre-1850).] Long the standard for home and market use. Flesh is mild, yellow, fine-grained, and firm. Pkt (2 g).
How to Grow: Rutabaga are similar to turnips, but plant for fall harvest. Plant 8-10 weeks before first fall frost, seeding 1″ apart in rows 12-16″ apart, thinning to 8″ apart. Thin within a month–crowded seedlings won’t bulb properly.
Harvest: Harvest when roots are 3-6″ across. Harvest before temperatures drop below 20 degrees F
Cooking: Mash rutabagas and potatoes together for a hearty dish.
Packet: 2g (approximately 900 seeds) sows 46’.