Rutabaga, American Purple Top Organic Seeds

Brassica napus

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Rutabaga, American Purple Top Organic Seeds

Brassica napus

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American Purple Top Rutabaga is an old-time variety that remains popular for the flavor it adds to winter meals.

This veggie's roots are purple-shouldered with a firm, yellow flesh. 

These cool-weather root vegetables can be stored for several months and are best eaten when no larger than four inches across.

Their small size makes them easy to prepare and cook, ensuring you get the most out of every serving. Rutabaga seeds offer a unique flavor profile and distinctive nutrition benefits, with a rich source of vitamins and minerals.

Sku: 9792

Vendor: Ferry-Morse

Common Name: Rutabaga

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Safe for bees

for Bees

Good For Pollinators

Good For Pollinators

Grows best In

Best In:

Full Sun


Days to

3 - 10 Days


Days to

90 Days


Growing Height:

10 - 24"

water Needs


Average (1 - 2 in / week)

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Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, and Songbirds

Botanical Name: Brassica napus

Fill Weight (grams): 1.7

Flavor: Creamy, fine texture.

Preparation Ideas: Great when roasted, mashed, mixed with sauteed carrots, turnips, and broccoli.

Plant Type: Vegetable

Plant Lifecycle: Annual

Approximate Seed Count: 400 - 500

Landscape Use: Edible Garden

Growing Season(s): Spring|Summer

Harvest/Bloom Season(s): Spring|Summer

Package Dimensions: 3.25 x 4.5"

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Sow American Purple Top Rutabaga seeds directly in the garden as early as the soil can be worked. Plant 2 seeds every 2". Thin to one plant every 2" when seedlings are 2.5"-3" tall. Sow again in late summer for a fall crop.

Planting Depth: 0.25 - 0.5"

Seed Spacing: Plant your American Purple Top Rutabaga seeds roughly 2" apart in rows, keeping rows approximately 12" apart.

Nutrient Care Instructions: Apply SUPERthrive once per week. Soak in solution of 1/4 tsp per gal for 15 min. or longer depending on size and type.

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Rutabaga greens are tasty if picked when small and tender. Pull roots when they are 4"-6" across. Light frost improves flavor, but if roots are left in the ground over winter, mulch heavily.

At Ferry Morse, we are proud of our non-GMO & guaranteed fresh seeds.

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