A large cool season root vegetable that tastes sweeter than a turnip.


  • Light: Full sun
  • Root size: 5 to 6 inches
  • Matures: 80 to 100 days
  • Plant spacing: 12 to 18 inches
  • Plant size: 1 foot tall and wide

Heirloom. Rutabaga is a cool-season vegetable grown for its large root, which is also called Swedish turnip. A natural cross between cabbage and turnip, its yellowish root and smooth leaves distinguish it from a true turnip. It also tastes sweeter. Try it steamed, baked, or eaten raw. High in vitamin A. Makes a great fall crop as frost will make the root even sweeter. Cold hardy and drought tolerant.

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