Rutabagas, which are a cross between cabbage and turnips, were an important food soure in Europe before the introduction of potatoes.   During WWI, after the potato and grain crops failed, people lived on rutabagas. Unfortunately it gave this lowly vegetable the moniker of " famine food." It was the rutabaga that was originally hollowed out and carved on Halloween. 

Approximately 194,000 seeds per lb. 1/4 oz. is needed for a 100 foot row, 4 lb. per acre.

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Rutabaga, American Purple Top

Heirloom variety. Deep purple roots with a yellow base.