The rutabaga (Brassica napus L. var. napobrassica) "Seaside" belongs to a large group of cruciferous vegetables. It is most commonly known as fodder plant. It is cultivated only locally on small scale due to low dry-extract and nutrient content. Rutabaga makes up for those deficiencies with high vitamin C content and lower volumes of vitamins B1 and B2 or mineral nutrients. Rutabaga taproots contain plenty of glucosilonate and therefore it should not be fed to milk cows.
Rutabaga thrives in cool climate, hence neither the spring frosts, nor the colder summer nights can make it any harm. It is quite demanding in terms of soil and water. Soil humidity influences the quality and size of the roots to a great extent. The plants need plenty of water especially early and late in the vegetation cycle. Rutabaga "Seaside" should be cultivated in fertile, nutrient-rich soils, otherwise intensive fertilisation would be necessary. The seeds are sown directly into ground at the end of April. Previously grown seedlings can also be used.
Each packet contains 5 g of rutabaga seeds. Growing guide and sow-by date are included in the package information.
- Weight: 5 g
- Site: fertile soil rich in nutrients