American Purple Top Rutabaga

120 days. Circa 1920, this American heirloom is the kitchen garden standard, with good reason. American Purple Top has large, globe-shaped roots that grow 4" to 6" in diameter. Its smooth skin is a buff to light yellow with deep purple shoulders and 20", blue-green, serrated leaves. Delicately textured and moist, American Purple Top has a sweet flavor with a fresh, turnipy tang. Its fine-grained flesh turns bright orange when cooked but when used fresh as julienned strips or cleverly cut garnishes (try using mini-cookie cutters and have some fun with it) in salads, it remains mellow yellow in color. (OP.)

One packet of about 800 seeds
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