Westport Macomber Turnip Rutabaga, 1876 Heirloom, Organic $3.45 $3.95
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Brassica napus) Popularized in Westport, MA, by brothers Aden and Elihu Macomber, who brought seed home from the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. SSE’s stock is from Russell Davis, a Westport farmer who obtained it in 1940. Known for its smooth skin which is easily cleaned for the market. Roots are large and white with either green or purple shoulders. 100 days.  Characteristics:  From the Collection for 2022 Organic Large white roots with purple shoulders Smooth skin 100 days 250 Seeds per packet Instructions - 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.  Direct Seed: 2" Apart Seed Depth: 1/2" Rows Apart: 18-24" Thin: 6" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Nadmorska Rutabaga, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - From seed collected in Lithuania in 2007 by the Seed Ambassadors Project. Large, vigorous, and early maturing. Green tops, sweet golden flesh. Unusually, roots are longer and more oval than regular round rutabagas. Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  Instructions - Rutabaga are similar to turnips but planted for fall harvest. Plant 8-10 weeks before the first fall frost. Harvest when roots are 3-6" across. Harvest before temperatures drop below 20 degrees F Sow seeds 1" apart  12-16" apart  Thin: 8" apart     Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Cairns Family Heirloom Rutabaga, 1950s Heirloom, Organic $3.45 $3.95
The Seed Savers Exchange - Tan roots with light red and green shoulders grow to 6-8" in diameter and have a sweet flavor after a frost. Evalynn Schnackenberg shared this family heirloom rutabaga with Seed Savers Exchange in 2013. Her grandmother’s cousin, Leo Cairns, was an avid gardener and grew it as early as the 1950s near Bellingham, Washington. 90-100 days.  Characteristics:  Organic 90-100 days From the Collection Variety 2018 250 Seeds per packet Instructions - 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.  Direct Seed: 2" Apart Seed Depth: 1/2" Rows Apart: 18-24" Thin: 6" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Tipperary Rutabaga, Organic $3.45 $3.95
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Brassica napus) The sweet, smooth, cream-colored flesh of this rutabaga makes it perfect for mashing, roasting, or even eating raw. White roots have purple shoulders, long necks, and smooth skin with minimal forking; average 4.5" long and 3" in diameter; and weigh about a pound. Leaves bear purple petioles and have drooping habits. 100 days. Characteristics:  From the Collection for 2022 Organic Large white roots with purple shoulders Smooth skin 100 days 250 Seeds per packet Instructions - 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.  Direct Seed: 2" Apart Seed Depth: 1/2" Rows Apart: 18-24" Thin: 6" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
American Purple Top Yellow Rutabaga, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Introduced before 1920 as an improved strain of Purple Top Yellow (pre-1850). Long the standard for home and market use. The flesh is mild, yellow, fine-grained, and firm. Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  Instructions - Rutabaga are similar to turnips but planted for fall harvest. Plant 8-10 weeks before the first fall frost. Harvest when roots are 3-6" across. Harvest before temperatures drop below 20 degrees F Sow seeds 1" apart  12-16" apart  Thin: 8" apart     Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
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