Rutabaga

$1.00

11 in stock

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Sold in one pound increments for $1.50 $1.00 per pound. Increase quantity for larger amount. DISCOUNT OFFERED IN SUMMER 2021 DUE TO POOR QUALITY OF THIS CROP. MUCH INSECT DAMAGE.

The rutabaga is an often overlooked, but sweet and nutrient-packed, root vegetable. Originating sometime in the 17th century, it’s a hybrid between a turnip and a wild cabbage. In fact, a rutabaga kind of looks like a giant, ugly turnip but there are some key differences. Both vegetables have a slightly bitter flavor that’s similar to cabbage, but rutabagas are sweeter and milder when eaten raw. When cooked, rutabagas become more savory, yet still sweet – almost like a rich potato.

Rutabaga comes from the Swedish word rotabagge, from rot (root) + bagge (lump, bunch). In the U.S., the plant is also known as Swedish turnip, yellow turnip or swede.