Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Biennial
Days to Maturity
90-100 (Spring/Summer), 90-100 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Hardy crop.

Crops
Spring, Fall
Growing Season
Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool

Rutabaga needs a sunny site with fertile, well drained soil.

Outdoor Growing Temp
40°F - 75°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
40°F

Rutabaga germinates well in cold soil.

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Water
Moderate

The best roots are produced by rapid continuous growth, so keep the soil evenly moist. Lack of water can produce tough, hot roots.

Feeder
Light

Low nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorous.

Rutabaga isn't a very hungry plant.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
No
Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Purple
Fruit Size
-6.0"
Plant Height
12.0-18.0"
Plant Diameter
8.0-12.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Sweet and really fine flavored.