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Rutabaga, Burpee's Purple Top
Good served with roast pork or beef or mashed with potatoes!
Large, smooth, globe-shaped roots with deep purplish-red tops above ground and light yellow below. Sweet, fine-grained yellow flesh turns bright orange when cooked. Prefers cool weather and is best grown as a fall crop. Ready 90 days after seed sowing.
Sow rutabaga seeds in average soil in a sunny location in late summer. Sow seeds thinly and cover with 1/4" of fine soil. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
How to Grow Rutabaga
Thin seedlings to stand 6-8" apart when seedlings are1- 2" high. Prefers cool weather, best as
a cool crop. Sow from spring to midsummer.
Rutabagas can be harvested from autumn onwards, once large enough, when about 4-5" in diameter. The globes are often easy
to pull from the soil. Roots can be kept all winter in a cold cellar, covered with slightly