Rutabaga Seeds - Laurentian
90-95 days. Non-GMO. Heirloom. Laurentian Rutabaga Seeds from True Leaf Market produce deep purple and creamy yellow rutabagas weighing up to 1 lb. The smooth, uniform roots are typically between 5" and 6". Sometimes called Swedes or Swedish turnips, rutabagas make delicious fall and winter soups and can be roasted or boiled and mashed. The cole crop is also sweet enough that it can be eaten fresh on salads. These heirloom rutabaga seeds come from Mountain Valley Seed Co., which is a small, family-owned seed company known for supplying premium-quality seeds to both home growers and fresh market producers. 9,500 seeds.
Growing Heirloom Laurentian Rutabaga Vegetable Garden Seeds
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Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated Laurentian Rutabaga Growth Habits:
Laurentian rutabagas are a root crop in the Brassicaceae (cabbage) family. Unlike other brassicas, rutabagas are tolerant of soils with low fertility, however, they require loose soil for proper root development and may be sensitive to boron deficiency.
As rutabagas are a cool-weather crop, rutabaga seeds can be directly sown into the garden soil as soon as it can be worked in the spring. However, to harvest in the fall, you may want to plant seeds in early- to mid-summer, depending on the length of your growing season. A light frost near the time of fall harvest will improve the flavor.
You can plant Laurentian heirloom rutabaga seeds in full sun or partial shade.
Various Uses for Laurentian Rutabaga:
Laurentian rutabagas are a sweet heirloom root crop that can be used to make fall and winter soups or eaten fresh on salads. Rutabagas can also be boiled and mashed, roasted, cut and fried, and more.
Heirloom Laurentian Rutabaga Health Benefits:
Rutabagas have high levels of vitamins C and E, plus many essential nutrients, including potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Rutabagas are also a good source of fiber, which is important for digestive health.
While rutabagas are sometimes called winter turnips, Swedish turnips, Russian turnips, or Canadian turnips, they are actually a sweeter-tasting relative of a true turnip (Brassica rapa var. rapa).
Seeds Per Package:
- 4 g - Approximately 325 Seeds
- 0.25 oz - Approximately 2,300 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 9,500 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 38,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 152,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 760,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 3,800,000 Seeds
|Latin Name:||Brassica napus var. napobrassica|
|Other Names:||Laurentian Rutabagas, Swedes, Swedish Turnips, Russian Turnips, Canadian Turnips, Winter Turnips|
|Color:||Root above the soil develops a deep purple color, while root under soil remains creamy yellow|
|Days to Maturity:||95 days|
|Hardiness Zone:||Biennial grown as an annual, not intended for overwintering; suitable for all USDA hardiness zones|
|Plant Spacing:||2" seeding, thinned to 6"|
|Row Spacing:||1-2 ft|
|Growth Habit:||5-6" smooth, rounded roots weighing up to 1 lb.|
|Soil Preference:||Well-draining, loose soil; tolerates low fertility|
|Temp Preference:||Cool weather, frost-tolerant; optimal germination occurs in 60-degree F soil|
|Light Preference:||Full sun, partial shade|
|Pests/diseases:||Flea beetles, cabbage root maggots, black leg, black rot, turnip mosaic virus|
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