Joan won our Rutabaga trials thanks to her smooth cream skin, purple shoulders, and uniform roots. Rutabagas are delicious in roasted root medleys and as rutabaga “fries”? Developed in Wales to withstand cold weather and soggy soils, Joan is perfect for northwest growers. Impressively, Joan got first place in a 700 person taste test at the 2013 Organicology Conference vs. turnips, carrots, beets, and other rutabaga varieties!
Days to Maturity: 90
Latin name: Brassica napus
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked.
For fall harvest direct seed in July.
Planting Depth: 1/4.” Seeding rate: 1-2 per inch. Thin to 3-4″
Row spacing: 12-18”
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!