McKenzie Seed – Rutabaga Swede Laurentian

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McKenzie Seed – Rutabaga Swede Laurentian


Swede Laurentian is by far the most popular rutabaga variety. Grows into globes 12.5-15 cm (5-6’) in diameter with creamy yellow flesh. This cool weather crop is a great storage variety.



Plant Type: Vegetable

Flavor: Crisp, juicy and slightly pungent

Preparation Ideas: Peel skin, cut into chunks and boil like potatoes. Drain, mash and season with salt and pepper.

Days to Germination: 8 to 12 days

Days to Maturity: 80 to 90 days

Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2″)

Instructions: Sow directly in the garden as early as the soil can be worked. Plant 2 seeds every 2 inches. Thin to one plant every 2 inches when seedlings are 2 1/2 – 3 inches tall. Sow again in late summer for a fall crop.

Suggestions: Greens are tasty if picked when small and tender. Pull roots when they are 4-6 inches across. Light frost improves flavor, but if roots are left in the ground over winter, mulch heavily.

Product Weight: 3 grams