Rutabaga, Major Dunne

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Quick facts

  • Irish heirloom
  • Rare

Brassica napus

Purple topped rutabaga with golden skin.  An Irish heirloom.  Quick growing and packed with vitamin A, rutabaga is a great cold-tolerant vegetable for fall or spring planting.  Hardy down to about 15 degrees F.  We love to eat rutabaga mashed like mashed potatoes or roasted in olive oil.  We obtained 'Major Dunne' rutabaga from Adaptive Seeds, who say it was named for Major John William Dunne, an early pioneer of flight.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

3-10 d.


Full to part shade



Sow up to 5 weeks before last spring frost through midsummer. Plant 1/2" deep, thinning to 7" apart. Water well for high quality. 

Seed specs:  Packet size 2 g, 225 min.