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  Rutabaga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Description - The rutabaga is very similar to the turnip except that it generally has yellowish flesh, a more dense root with more side shoots and they are usually harvested at a larger size.
Rutabagas do better in the fall than in the spring due to the longer time they take to mature -- about 30 to 45 days longer than turnips.
Locally grown rutabaga should be on the market from April through July and from October through December.
plantanswers.tamu.edu /vegetables/rutabaga.html   (299 words)

The rutabaga is very similar to the turnip except that it generally has yellowish flesh and a more dense tap root with more side shoots.
Rutabagas do better in the fall than in the spring because of the longer time needed to mature -- about 30 to 45 days longer than turnips.
Mature rutabaga roots should be 4 to 6 inches in diameter and free of bruises and blemishes.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /extension/specialty/rutabaga.html   (175 words)

 Atlantic Vegetable Production--Rutabaga and Turnip
Normally rutabagas are biennials, i.e., they form a swollen root during the first year of growth and flowering stems in the second year of growth after a cold period.
Rutabagas are marketed from mid July until the end of October from the field and are marketed from storages until the 1st of July (or later in some years).
The flavor of rutabagas is improved by the conversion of starch to sugar, reducing strong or bitter flavors.
www.nsac.ns.ca /lib/apascc/acv/production/rutabaga.htm   (4380 words)

 Rutabaga - Benefits and Uses of Rutabaga
The rutabaga, believed to be a hybrid of the turnip and some form of cabbage, has a much more recent origin than the turnip.
Botanically, the rutabaga is a member of the same genus that cabbage, kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, collards, broccoli, turnips, and others belong to, the genus Brassica.
Rutabagas should be firm and fairly smooth, with few leaf scars around the crown and with very few fibrous roots at the base.
www.health-care-clinic.org /vegetables/rutabaga.html   (458 words)

 rutabaga - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rutabaga, common name for a biennial herb of the mustard family, a cultivar of the rape plant.
Clubroot, fungus disease of turnips, cabbages, cauliflowers, rutabagas, and allied plants, often causing serious damage to crops.
beet, beetroot, carrot, cassava, parsnip, potato, rutabaga, swede, sweet potato, turnip, yam, artichoke, asparagus, aubergine, brassica, broccoli,...
ca.encarta.msn.com /rutabaga.html   (90 words)

 rutabaga - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rutabaga, common name for a biennial herb of the mustard family, a cultivar of the rape plant.
Clubroot, fungus disease of turnips, cabbages, cauliflowers, rutabagas, and allied plants, often causing serious damage to crops.
beet, beetroot, carrot, cassava, parsnip, potato, rutabaga, swede, sweet potato, turnip, yam, artichoke, asparagus, aubergine, brassica, broccoli,...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=rutabaga   (106 words)

The rutabaga (Brassica napobrassica), or swede, is believed to have originated from a hybrid between the turnip (Brassica rapa) and wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea), probably in Bohemia and as recently as the 17th century.
Rutabaga is a cool-weather crop and is grown primarily in the northern parts of the United States and Europe, in Great Britain and in Canada.
Rutabaga is a highly nutritious forage crop that can provide grazing in the late fall after other forage crops are finished for the year.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/afcm/rutabaga.html   (1410 words)

 Advanced Rutabaga Studies Institute
Fossilized rutabagas from the area surrounding the Syrdar Crater in southern Uzbekistan were distributed in a "splatter pattern" characteristic of ejecta, the debris from meteorite collisions.
The 2005 opening festivities included the delivery of the "eternal rutabaga flame" borne by "a toga-clad man from Mt. Cruciferous." Winners of the gold and silver medals were from Team Curlicious, composed of students from Cornell University.
Superplant: The Rutabaga in the Demographics of Pre-Potato Ireland and Scotland
members.tripod.com /~rutabagas   (1822 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for rutabaga
A hardy biennial, the rutabaga is a cool-season plant cultivated for its fleshy roots and tender leaves.
Rutabagas of various sizes and shapes at the 9th Annual Rutabaga...
Don't turnip your nose at rutabagas ; The Thanksgiving staple is grown at a farm in Falmouth that supplies Hannaford.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=rutabaga   (554 words)

 Wegmans Fresh Products Produce Rutabaga/Turnip
Rutabaga -- Similar to and sometimes mistaken for its cousin the turnip.
Rutabagas are larger, rounder, denser and sweeter than turnips.
Rutabagas are generally displayed with a wax coating to prevent moisture loss.
www.wegmans.com /kitchen/ingredients/produce/vegetables/rutabaga.asp   (148 words)

 Season's Eatings: The Rutabaga by Norah P. — veggies, farmers markets, food | Gather
Rutabaga is a key ingredient in the Cornish pasty, the hand-held meat-and-vegetable pie that was the original brown-bag lunch for countless miners and farmers in Cornwall, and, later, in the copper mines of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The Scottish word for rutabaga is the “neep,” and “neeps and tatties” (mashed rutabaga and potatoes) is the time-honored accompaniment for haggis.
Rutabagas may have a lowly origin, but their long shelf life, good value, natural sweetness, and rich color have brought them back to the attention of home cooks and chefs alike.
www.gather.com /viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474976898931   (1086 words)

A member of the mustard family along with broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprout, kohlrabi, radish and turnip, rutabaga is thought to be a cross between turnip and kohlrabi or perhaps wild cabbage.
Rutabaga is delicious simply peeled, simmered in salted water, buttered and served.
Return potatoes and rutabaga to same pot they were cooked in, minus the water, and stir over low flame for 3 minutes to release excess water.
www.cooksfreshmarket.com /articles/rutabaga.htm   (694 words)

 Interactive Fly, Drosophila
Rutabaga and Dunce are both found expressed at high levels in the mushroom bodies of adult flies.
In rut mutants, ectopic expression of rutabaga in a spatially restricted fashion, in a defined set of neurons, was used to examine the cellular localization of the memory trait.
rutabaga, an enzyme that is ubiquitously expressed in the Drosophila brain and that mediates synaptic plasticity, has been found to be needed exclusively in the Kenyon cells of the mushroom bodies for a component of olfactory short-term memory.
www.sdbonline.org /fly/neural/rutabaga.htm   (1804 words)

 botany/brassica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rutabaga - Also called Swede and Swedish Turnip, they resemble giant Turnips, except they have a long, leafy neck, smooth, bluish-green leaves and huge roots.
Rutabagas take a long time to mature and are intolerant of hot weather, so they are mostly grown in the cooler climates of the U.S. They can easily be stored for use in the winter.
Rutabaga - In areas with short summers, seeds should be planted 6 to 9 inches apart in midsummer, elsewhere, in late summer.
www.botany.com /brassica.html   (3599 words)

 Crop Tips and Recipes
The rutabaga is a relatively modern vegetable that resulted from a cross between a Swedish turnip and a cabbage.
The rutabaga's flesh is yellowish, and it's taste is milder than that of the turnip.
Place carrots and rutabagas in a large heavy saucepan with the chicken stock, sugar, butter, and salt and pepper to taste.
www.brookfieldfarm.org /rutabaga.htm   (226 words)

 Turnips and Rutabagas
Turnips and rutabagas are among the most commonly grown and widely adapted root crops.
The roots of turnips generally have little or no neck and a distinct taproot, while rutabaga roots are often more elongated and have a thick, leafy neck and roots originating from the underside of the edible root as well as from the taproot.
Rutabagas are harvested when roots are 4 or 5 inches in diameter.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /depts/hort/hil/hil-26.html   (1046 words)

 The Rutabaga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The rutabaga may be harvested when the roots reach 2 or 3 inches in diameter.
Rutabagas should be stored at 35 to 40oF with a relative humidity of 90 to 95 percent.
Rutabagas may also be heavily mulched in the garden in late fall and harvested through the winter months.
www.ipm.iastate.edu /ipm/hortnews/1991/6-19-1991/ruta.html   (221 words)

 GARDENING : Fruits & Vegetables : The Rundown on Rutabaga : DIY Network
Rutabagas are often confused with turnips because they're both root vegetables and they have a similar shape.
Rutabagas are grown because they store well over the winter and have a mellow flavor.
Rutabagas are also called Swedish Turnips or "Swedes" since they’re popular in Sweden and they look like a very large turnip.
www.diynetwork.com /diy/gr_fruits_vegetables/article/0,2029,DIY_13846_3076778,00.html   (1014 words)

 Green Earth Institute Recipes
Rutabaga are great cooked and mashed with onions, but if you think your kids will turn up their noses, try mixing this recipe with mashed potatoes.
Rutabagas first became popular in Sweden, hence the common reference to rutabagas as “Swedes”; or “Swedish turnips.”; Sweden began to export their crop to England in the 1780s.
Rutabagas were also among the first vegetables grown by colonizers in America as they began farming the untilled land because the large roots of the rutabaga helped to break up poor soils.
www.greenearthinstitute.org /recipes/rutabaga/index.html   (2753 words)

 Rutabagas - LocalHarvest
Rutabaga is a root vegetable which looks rather like a fat turnip and belongs to the cruciferous or cabbage family.
Rutabagas thrive in the very cold climates of Northern Europe, such as Scandinavia and Sweden, where it originally came from.
Rutabaga can be enjoyed raw, grated into salads, or steamed, boiled or baked.
www.localharvest.org /rutabagas.jsp   (200 words)

 Rutabaga Curl - The Official Website
Once a rutabaga has been thrown it shall lay on the field of play until all other contestants in that section have rolled.
Contestants are encouraged to supply their own rutabagas, though vendors may be on hand to provide suitable rutabagas for competition.
Modification of the rutabaga is acceptable so long as the rutabaga is always able to roll on every axis.
www.rutabagacurl.com /rules.html   (198 words)

 Foodland Produce Facts - Rutabaga
Most Ontario rutabaga are Laurentian -- round, densely fleshed with a bright purple and cream exterior.
Pared and cut into pieces, rutabaga can be cooked with a roast of beef or duck.
Believed to be a turnip-cabbage hybrid from Bohemia (part of Slovakia), the rutabaga originated in the early 1600s.
www.foodland.gov.on.ca /facts/rutabaga.htm   (262 words)

 Mariquita Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture
From Julia re: cooking either or both roots: Rutabagas and turnips can be eaten raw in a salad or cooked up alone or in a stew/vegetable saute/soup/root mash, etc. Also they can be part of roasted vegetables.
Rutabagas can be large and intimidating to home cooks who haven't prepared them before.
Grate the rutabaga on a mandolin or large side of a grater, put the strips to a bowl.
www.mariquita.com /recipes/rutabaga.html   (610 words)

 Chefs transform the rutabaga - October 19, 2005
At the Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Va., a demitasse cup of creamy rutabaga soup laced with maple syrup and seasoned with cayenne pepper is one of the first courses that comes to the table.
Rutabagas are fabulous, with terrific color and a flavor that no one can quite place," says chef and co-owner Patrick O’Connell, who also makes rutabaga gnocchi and rutabaga gratin and pairs rutabaga puree with loin of rabbit.
All the while, in the produce section on a lowly perch at knee level next to the turnips, rutabagas, which are an excellent source of potassium and a good source of vitamin C, languished.
www.mailtribune.com /archive/2005/1019/life/stories/01life.htm   (918 words)

 Culinary Skills - Vegetables - Roots - rutabaga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rutabaga is the Rodney Dangerfield of the vegetable world.
A unique way of using rutabaga is pureed and added to a souffle.
Select rutabaga that are firm, smooth skinned and medium size, 3 to 4 inches in diameter.
commhum.mccneb.edu /fstdatabase/HTM_files/veggie/rutabaga.htm   (158 words)

 Watch Your Garden Grow - Turnip / Rutabaga
Rutabagas are a cross between cabbage and turnip.
Rutabaga is most commonly grown in the northern tier of states and Canada but should perform fairly well anywhere there is a fairly long cool period in the autumn or early winter.
Turnips and rutabagas are of best quality (mild and tender) when they are of medium size (turnips should be 2 to 3 inches in diameter and rutabagas 3 to 5 inches in diameter) and have grown quickly and without interruption.
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu /veggies/turnip1.html   (968 words)

 The Gardener's Network - Vegetable Gardening: How to Grow Rutabaga, growing rutabaga
Rutabagas for example, are a cross between a turnip and a cabbage, hence we consider them cousins.
Rutabaga ranges from a round root to a slightly oblong variety.
Rutabagas are the hardier of the two, and can be harvested well after the first killing frost.
www.gardenersnet.com /vegetable/rutabaga.htm   (539 words)

 Whipped Rutabaga Casserole
This rutabaga recipe is sure to tempt even the most stubborn and picky eaters.
Cook the rutabaga in boiling salted water for 20-25 minutes or until very tender.
Beat the rutabaga with an electric mixer until mashed.
home.ivillage.com /cooking/recipes/print/0,,gg7c,00.html   (129 words)

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