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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- Gardening: We answer your questions about all things that come from the garden.
- Rutabaga Recipes: Put your home-grown veggies to use with these recipes.
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