Ed Hume Seeds


RUTABAGA Laurentian

A desirable vegetable for winter storage and table use. Large, globe shaped roots. Sweet, fine-grained yellow flesh cooks bright orange. Easy to grow. Approximately 90 days.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Plant seeds outdoors mid-spring to midsummer. Rich, fertile soil preferred. Cover seeds with inch fine soil. Seed 2 to 4 inches apart.

THINNING: When seedlings are 2 inches high, thin to 6 to 8 inches apart.

SPACING: Leave 12 to 18 inches between rows.

GERMINATION: Approximately one to two weeks. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Best used as a fall crop for winter storage. Seed 3 to 3 1/2 months before first fall frost. When roots are full-grown, pull them, cut off tops within 1 inch of crown and store. Will keep until late spring. Water regularly during summer.


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