Rutabaga Growing Guide

Rutabaga, also known as Swede, yellow turnip

Crop Rotation Group

Brassicas (Cabbage family) 

Soil

Will grow in most good soils.

Position

Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

Cold weather can improve flavour and texture.

Feeding

Not usually required.

Companions

Onion, Onions, Peas, Chives and Beans.

Spacing

Single Plants: 25cm (9") each way (minimum)
Rows: 20cm (7") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into soil in late spring or early summer.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Water well in dry periods.

Harvesting

Harvest in autumn when the rutabaga is well developed. Can be left in the ground until mid winter

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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