Bagging Rutabagas

Rutabagas are also known as swedes (from Swedish turnip), yellow turnips, or neeps. Their name comes from the Swedish word Rotabagga, meaning “root bag.” Rutabagas belong to the species Brassica napobrassica, and are members of the Brassicaceae family, along with cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, kholrabi, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, broccolini, bok choy, rapini, napa cabbage, turnips, mustard, watercress, arugula, radishes, horseradish, daikon, land cress, and shepherd’s purse. Rutabagas originated in Scandanavia or Russia […]