Swede / Rutabaga
Also known as Swedish turnip or yellow turnip, rutabaga is one of our personal favourites. Almost radish-like in texture and bite, and divinely crunchy. A stirfry is incomplete without rutabaga! We think the secret is in the crunch and the mild flavours that blend so well with just about anything. Can also be boiled with carrot and mashed, or boiled and mashed with butter. The greens are also delicious and can be cooked similarly to kale.
Rutabaga is a cool-weather crop that is best planted in late summer for an autumn harvest, or in autumn for a winter harvest in milder winter climates. If planted in spring, they tend to bolt as soon as the daytime temperatures increase.