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Title: Vegetable
Issue Date: Apr-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: A little known and lesser-exploited vegetable, ‘Rutabaga’ – Brassica napobrassica (Linn.) Mill. is a cross between cabbage, Brassica oleracea Linn. and turnip B. rapa. Linn. emend. Metzger. Developed in European country this vegetable crop can successfully be grown in lower hills of Himalayas. The roots, which are eaten after boiling, are 10.75 cm long, 12 cm in diameter and 174g in weight. An average yield of 205q/ha has been recorded in Pithoragarh, Uttranchal region. The roots are rich in nutrients, containing crude protein, 1.09; crude fat, 2.05; minerals, 0.62; crude fibre, 1.67; and moisture, 89.32 per cent [Khan & Nainwal, Prog Hort, 2002, 34(2), 244-246].
Page(s): 139-139
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.4(2) [March-April 2005]

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