Laurentian Rutabaga is an open-pollinated rutabaga variety with a purple top and creamy, yellow bottom. This variety produces 5-6 inch roots that are round and uniform. Selected for sweet flavor and small crown attachment. Laurentian Rutabaga is great in soups and stews. It is a very nutritious vegetable that is packed with Vitamin C, potassium and carotenoids.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.