American Purple Top

Brassica napus

HEIRLOOM Sweet yellow roots with a fine grain flesh and purple blushing on top help make this variety the most recognized rutabaga. High yields, great taste, excellent winter keeper.

It is important to sing the praises of this occasionally unfashionable, but delicious, vegetable. Much sweeter than a turnip, and starchier than a carrot, the rutabaga is excellent for mashing, roasting, or adding into soups or stews. Sometimes called a Swedish Turnip or simply a Swede, this root grows well and tastes sweeter in colder weather. Nutrients: vitamin C, potassium, manganese.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
2 grams - Packet $ 2.50
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
8000 3 gr 150 lbs 90
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Spring/Summer 50-75°F Full Sun Very Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1/2" 1" 450
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
5" 5-17 Biennial 3-4 years
Easy-to-grow and frost-tolerant. Rutabagas taste best when planted in mid-summer for fall harvest. Direct seed in fertile, evenly moist soil in full sun. Plant seeds: 1/2" deep, 1" between seeds, in rows 12" apart. Thin to 3-6" between mature plants. Soil Temp: 50-75 F. Days to Sprout: 5-17. Companions: beets, carrots, dill, lettuce, onion, spinach, tomato, nasturtium, and cilantro. Seeds/Oz: 7000-9000. Seed Wt./100' Row: 5 gr. Yield/100' row: 40 lbs. Days to Harvest: 40-65. Seed Viability: 3-4 years.