How to grow Rutabaga

Rutabaga grow and care – 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

How to grow Rutabaga


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