Pull when large enough for use (optimal is about tennis ball size). Greens are also edible. Harvest all roots before hard freeze and store in damp sand or sawdust in a cool place. Can be waxed to prevent wrinkling during storage, trim root and crown and dip them briefly in a pot of water with a layer of melted paraffin on top. Harvest in autumn to store for winter.
Preparing and using
Rutabaga are a great root vegetable to keep throughout the fall and winter. Try them in stews or roasted with other fall and winter veggies!
Helpful Tips and Tricks
Rutabega’s store very well, so feel free to oversow your seeds to have a continuous supply through the winter months.