Organic Westport Macomber Turnip Rutabaga, 1876 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF

Organic Westport Macomber Turnip Rutabaga, 1876 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF
Product description

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

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