Rutabaga Seeds

Rutabagas prefer cool weather and are a long-growing crop (90-100-days) best started in late spring to early summer for a fall harvest. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep, 6-8 inches apart, in rows 18 to 24 inches apart. Start 3 seeds in a spot and thin to the strongest seedling after emergence. In warm moist soils, germination takes about a week. Consistent watering is essential for quality crops. Follow the 1 in. of water per week rule, especially during periods of hot, dry weather. Storage can be extended by cool dark conditions with some humidity. One ounce of seed sows about 250 ft. of row.