Laurentian Rutabaga is an Heirloom, referred to in some "Canadian" communities as a "Turnip".
This is the ever popular rutabaga of holiday feasts. ”The exposed top of the root takes on a distinctive purple hue. The flesh varies from cream coloured to a warm golden yellow.
Sow Laurentian rutabaga seeds in your organic vegetable garden. Bright purple skins cover the top two thirds of this globe-shaped rutabaga. The 10-15cm (4-6") roots keep very well in winter storage, and add rich flavour to soups and stews, as well as vitamin C and carotenoids, which encourage normal cell growth.
Culture is similar to other members of the Brassica family. Sow seed in early spring 12 mm (1/2″) deep in rows spaced 60-90 cm (24-36″) apart. Thin seedlings to 20 cm (8″) apart when they reach 7.5 cm (3″) in height. Harvest in fall after they have been exposed to frost.