Joan Rutabaga

rutabaga  rutabaga


Refined strain of “American Purple Top.” Round yellow roots with purple tops. Flesh is dense and crunchy with a delicate sweet flavor. Very uniform with good field resistance to club root. Stores well into the winter. Delicious roasted, mashed, and as a base for winter soups. 90-100 days.

Plant 2″ Apart, 1/2″ inch deep, with rows spaced 18-24″ Apart, thin to 6″ Apart.

Sow seeds outdoors in late spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-15 days. Rutabagas prefer a long, cool growing season. Plant in full sun in cool climates or partial shade in hot summer climates. Rutabagas are most delicious after a frost or two.


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