Rutabaga, cultivation and maintenance

Swede - the secret of proper cultivation at home from seed. Photos and descriptions

Swede – the secret of proper cultivation at home from seed. Photos and descriptions

Rutabaga is popular in the northern parts of Russia, the Urals and western Ukraine, where gardeners get high yields, besides the wonderful fruits are stored in the winter. The soft part of the fruit turnip has white or yellow color, it is the latter, bred because of its sweetness. Fruits contain from 7 to 9% sugar, 2% protein and 23-59 mg per 100 g weight – ascorbic acid and yet they have a lot of iron. Back in the old days this sort of grown rutabagas like Krasnoselskaya Vilgelmsburgskaya and, to this day, this species is considered the best variety for food.

the fruit itself is a flat, round shape, yellow color with green top. It grows with the appearance of seedlings and fruit before maturing of 100-120 days. You can grow turnips at home in the garden garden as seedlings and seeds from. Seedlings planted in the ground in the spring of half warm greenhouses, and in the summer – cool in nurseries or in open ground. First soak seeds to germinate, and only then sow in moist soil in late April – early May. Shoots seeds need to thin out, and the seedlings planted after 8-10 days to add new plants in place dropped. To get a high yield of turnips, the soil should be fed both organic and mineral fertilizers. The best fertilizer for rutabagas assumed sheep manure. Care turnips – a pledge of a great harvest. With strong watering plants, fruits ripen watery and have no taste, so the water pressure should be small, then the soil will not be washed out, and the fruit itself is green and tasteless. When the fruit reaches 5-7 cm in diameter, it is a signal to the harvest. Typically, this size fruit ripens 40-50 days after planting.

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