Rutabaga 'American Purple Top' Seeds

Good served with roast pork or beef, or mashed with potatoes!

Availability: In stock

$2.50

Details

Large, smooth, globe-shaped roots with deep purplish-red tops above ground and light yellow below. Sweet, fine-grained yellow flesh turns bright orange when cooked. Prefers cool weather and is best grown as a fall crop.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Brassica napus var. napobrassica
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost, Late Summer, Early Fall
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Bright Yellow
Bloom Time Late Winter/Early Spring, Mid-Spring, Mid-Winter
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings, Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 90-100
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 200