Rutabaga or Swede Wilhelmsburger is an old german traditional swede variety. Very pretty variety with voluminous yellow roots and well-developed foliage. This biennal plant of 25-40 cm is grown for its sweet and tasty root and used raw or cooked. Great for autumn and winter.
Scientific Name: Brassica napus subsp. rapifera
Plant Life Cycle: Biennal
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18-20C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 120 days
Sunlight: full sun
Soil requirement: fertile, well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds in spring or late summer/early fall for winter harvest. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Sow 3/5cm apart, thin to 15-20 cm apart. Harvest 3 months after sowing.