Rutabaga, Major Dunne (Organic)
Brassica napus. 80 days.
Nice, purple top rutabaga with smooth uniform shape and golden skin. One of the most attractive rutabagas we have ever grown. They retain excellent texture and flavor even when they get very large. With the bulbous roots just at or above the soil surface, Major Dunne is nematode resistant. Once a commercial variety in Northern Ireland, however said to be from Scotland originally. Introduced in 1959, now dropped from the European seed trade. Probably named in honor of an early flying machine pioneer before WWI, Major John William Dunne. Given to the Seed Ambassadors Project by the Irish Seed Savers. May also be known as Doon Major.
As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.