Adaptive Seeds

Turnips & Rutabagas

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  • Rutabaga, Major Dunne

    Rutabaga, Major Dunne

    $3.00$48.00
    Brassica napus.

    Nice purple top rutabaga with smooth uniform shape and yellow skin. One of the most attractive rutabagas we have grown. They can get very large and retain excellent texture and flavor, with the bulbous roots just at or above the soil surface. This trait makes it a very nematode resistant variety. A once standard 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. May also be known as Doon Major. Given to the Seed Ambassadors Project by the Irish Seed Savers.

    Seed produced by Serah Mead and Gabe Woytek at Oregon Country Farm in Brownsville, Oregon.

    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.


  • Rutabaga, Nadmorska

    Rutabaga, Nadmorska (Organic)

    $3.00$17.50
    Brassica napus.

    Large, green-topped variety with golden flesh. Uniform, large, round, vigorous and early maturing with very little neck. It has a slightly more mustardy flavor than the purple top rutabagas, which we like quite a bit. Definitely a winter garden staple for us. We discovered this variety in a garden store in Lithuania during our 2006 Seed Ambassadors Project trip.

    Seed produced by Alan Adesse in Junction City, Oregon.

    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.


  • Turnip, Aprovecho Hardy

    Turnip, Aprovecho Hardy (Organic)

    $3.00$20.00
    Brassica rapa.

    This is our attempt at a hardy and delicious turnip bred specifically for Oregon winters. Salvaged from the less than 5% of the surviving turnips from a population of Dr. Alan Kapuler’s Six Root Grex Turnip. The rest of the population died after a hard 8°F frost at Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon. The diversity of root types has been reduced but the result is strong hardy turnips with a much higher percentage of quality round roots. The colors vary from white to purple-topped or green-topped roots. Our favorites in the population are the bright white ones with combined purple and green colors.

    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.

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  • Wonnegold Turnip

    Turnip, Wonnegold (Organic)

    $3.00$20.00
    Brassica rapa. 75 days.

    Beautiful creamy golden colored turnips. Flesh is the same color as the outside. Slightly flattened globes have mild radish-like flavor and are very winter hardy. Best sown early spring or fall. A very old heritage variety best used in sauerkrauts, stews and roasting. Seed originally from an Austrian Biodynamic CSA and seed farm called Ochsenherz (Oxheart). We picked up this seed at an Organic Seed Alliance conference seed swap in 2012 and knew we had a packet of gold in our hands. Name translates as “gold bliss” from German.

    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.