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Root Vegetables: Turnips, Rutabagas and Radishes

With dozens of root vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment, so use this guide to determine what turnips, rutabagas and radishes will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Swede Brora Rutabaga Bred to Produce Smooth Flesh
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Rutabaga <em>&lsquo;Brora&rsquo;</em>

This gem among rutabagas has the classic purple top and cream base, but has been bred to produce the finest smooth flesh without any bitterness. Best harvested in early winter to avoid woodiness.

Sow: Late spring to midsummer
Harvest: Mid-fall to midwinter
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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