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Rutabaga


Rutabagas as you might find at market, with the leafy tops removed
Rutabagas as you might find at market, with the leafy tops removed

The rutabaga was created by crossing a cabbage with a turnip.

Rutabaga is a hardy biennial that is grown as an annual. A rosette of smooth, grayish-green leaves grows from a swollen stem. The root can be yellow, purple, or white.

Common Name: Rutabaga

Scientific Name: Brassica napus

Hardiness: Very Hardy (will survive first frost)

In the next section, we'll explain how to grow rutabagas in your vegetable garden.

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