Laurentian Rutabaga


Laurentian Rutabaga

(95 days) Brassica napus Open-pollinated. This popular Canadian variety sports a deep purple crown and cream-yellow base. Uniform 5–6" almost neckless roots suitable for winter storage, larger and sweeter than American Purple Top. Pale yellow flesh has refined texture and taste. “The mix of a sweet cabbage flavor with a potato-ish texture,” summarizes Anne Elder of Community Farm.

2398 Laurentian Rutabaga
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A: 1/8oz for $1.80  
B: 1/4oz for $2.50  
C: 1oz for $3.60  
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D: 4oz for $6.60  
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E: 1lb for $16.00  
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K: 5lb for $72.00  
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Turnips & Rutabagas

⅛ oz packet sows almost 40 ft; 1 oz about 300 ft. ~8,000-14,000 seeds/oz.

Culture: Hardy members of Cabbage family. Thinning is critical for full-sized roots. Turnips have a shorter growing season and are not as cold-hardy or as good keepers as rutabagas. Turnips are best picked before they get large and fibrous. Rutabagas, also known as Swedish turnips or Swedes, form enlarged roots above ground with a finely branched system below.

Minimum germination temperature for turnips 40°, optimal range 60-95°.

Disease: DM: Downy Mildew

Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of rutabagas or turnips into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.