Turnip Cabbage: The Other Name Of Rutabaga

turnip cabbage

The cabbage turnip, also called rutabaga when its flesh is yellow is an old vegetable that adapts particularly to the cold and wet climate.

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: Rutabaga
Family: Brassicaceae
Type: Vegetable

Height
: 30 to 40 cm
Exposure: Sunny
Ground: Rich in humus, well drained
Flowering: Summer
Harvest
: 3 to 4 months after sowing, from October to March

Read also: benefits and virtues of rutabaga

Sowing, planting of cabbage turnip:

The sowing of turnips takes place from February under shelter or directly in place from May to July.

  • Cauliflower tolerates freezing, provided the soil is well drained

Bury cauliflower seeds 1 to 2 cm deep. The lifting takes place after about ten days.

  • When setting up, space the rows 30 to 40 cm
  • On the same row, sow every 30 cm approximately
  • Prefer a sunny situation
  • Avoid soils that are too dry and prefer when wet
  • Mulch the soil if necessary to maintain moisture

Harvesting of turnip:

When harvesting, turnip must be firm and heavy. The average harvest per square meter is estimated at about 4 kg.

The turnip autumn and winter is harvested as and when needed and stored in a rather cool and airy place.

  • The turnip is keeps better when left in the ground, even during the whole winter.
  • Rip them off preferably in dry weather
  • Putting them in dry sand will keep them longer.

Conservation of cabbage turnip:

He is easily preserve for several weeks, preferably in the cellar or otherwise in a rather cool room.

For winter turnips, you can leave them in the ground until March, provided they have been sown as late as possible.

For a few days of storage, choose the crisper from your refrigerator.

To know about the cabbage turnip:

It is credited with medicinal, diuretic and digestive properties, especially for its ability to "wash" the intestine.

In the kitchen:

We cook the turnip rather cooked, as well in mashed potatoes and even fried as the potato could be.

We also like to associate it with other winter vegetables such as turnips or carrots. It can also be added in our winter dishes like the pot au feu.

Note that it is often easier to peel the kohlrabi with a knife with a vegetable peeler. The thickness of the flesh makes it more difficult to exercise...

Read also: benefits and virtues of rutabaga

Smart tip about turnip:

Be careful not to allow the soil to dry out, water generously during the warmer months.

Video: Difference Between Turnip and Rutabaga - Appearance and Health Benefits - Swede - Plus Turnip Greens.

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