Brassica napus x Brassica rapa
- Item # V-20200| 400 Seeds|OP
85 Days to Maturity.
Eaten raw, the flavor is sweet and fruity, and the texture is crisp and tender. The flat-round bulb,has smooth, white roots that mature early, just after radishes, and are best harvested young, up to 2" diameter.The dark-green, hairless tops are useful raw or lightly cooked with the roots. Hakurei stays smooth as it sizes..
400 Seeds Per Package.
Vegetable Garden - Tips on Growing Rutabaga from Seeds
|Rutabagas grow best in cool weather. Sow rutabaga seed in the garden 4 to 6 before the average date of the last frost in spring. Sow rutabaga also in late summer for autumn or winter harvest. In mild winter regions sow rutabaga in autumn for winter harvest. Grow rutabaga so that it comes to harvest before temperatures average above 75°F; rutabaga requires 60 to 90 days to reach harvest. Rutabaga roots will become grow small and stringy in hot weather.|
Sow rutabaga seed ½ inch deep and 1 inch apart. Thin successful seedlings to 4 to 6 inches apart. Space rows 18 to 24 inches apart. Thinning is important so that roots have room to develop.
Give rutabagas regular, even water so that roots growing steadily. Do not let the soil dry out. Roots that grow too slowly will be tough. Sporadic watering can cause developing roots to crack.
Companion plants. Beets, carrots, turnips.
Container growing. Rutabagas can become quite large–often reaching 3 to 5 pounds–and are not a good crop for container growing.