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Rutabaga Brassica napus Napobrassica group

How to sow rutabaga: Direct seed, thin to 15cm when seedlings at 5cm tall

Sun requirement for rutabaga: Plant in Full Sun

Rutabaga has been planted 4 times by Growstuff members.

Often confused with turnips, the rutabaga is a root vegetable that is a cross between the cabbage and the turnip. The root has a roughly globular shape, thick purple-tinged yellow skin (which is sometimes sealed in wax after harvest to extend storage life), and yellow flesh. The flesh is slightly sweet and bitter, similar to cabbage. Rutabagas are slightly larger than turnips and more cold-tolerant. Although edible, the tops are not often eaten. The roots can be baked, boiled, and roasted.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Height

35cm

Spread

17cm

Row Spacing

15cm

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How to grow rutabaga


rutabaga is a variety of Brassica

Scientific names

Brassica napus Napobrassica group
Brassica napobrassica
Brassica napus var. napobrassica

Alternate names

swede
Swedish turnip
turnip
yellow turnip
neep

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