Rutabaga, Navone Yellow Cabbage Turnip
Also known as rutabaga or Swedish turnip, this root crop is a delicious, sweet winter treat. This very large variety has deep golden-yellow colored roots that are very sweet and rich tasting. They are excellent when roasted, sautéed, baked, fried, boiled, mashed, or added to soups, casseroles, and stews. When raw they have a peppery taste and are typically grated into salads or coleslaw. In northern areas, they can be sown in the late winter for an early summer harvest. In warmer parts of the South, sow in August or September so that they can use the cooler autumn months for their growing season.
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 4-7 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 45-85 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 6-8"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Brassica napus
Growing Tips: Sow late spring to midsummer for fall harvest. Requires 80-90 days to reach large size. Stores best in cool (33F), humid conditions.