How to grow Rutabaga

Rutabaga growing taproot leaf plant of the genus Brassica also known as Swedish turnip or swede, Rutabaga annual plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a.

Rutabaga taproot

Taproot shape is top, taproot colors: in the top purple in the lower part yellow-white.

Leaves green can be 20-40 cm. Flowers are yellow very small flowers grow on inflorescence, the pods are edible

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How to grow Rutabaga growing and care:

Well drain soil, airy soil, clean from stone or hard object

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need clean ground from stone

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), slugs

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No need to prune

Size of the plant?
Leaves 20-40 cm (8-16 inches), taproot 4-10 cm (2-4 inches), flower stem 70-100 cm (28-40 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Unless you want to save the seeds recommend thinning

Pollination is done by:
Bee and butterfly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the root, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves

Information about leaves:
Green leaves 20-30 cm,

Uses of Rutabaga leaves:
Cooked, stir fry, salad

Edible Roots

Information about  Rutabaga’s taproot:
Shape is top, taproot colors: in the top purple in the lower part yellow-white

When to pull up Rutabaga’s taproot:
About 50-60 days to harvest, when sow in the autumn it’s in the winter, when sow in the spring it’s in the summer

Uses of Rutabaga leaves:
Cooked, salad

Scientific name:

Brassica napobrassica

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone