Rutabaga: large (1)

Elmira, Ontario

Mennonite Produce Co-Op (Elmira Ontario)

Rutabagas are larger than a turnip.  The color of the root is typically yellow at the tip with a dark purple stain at the neck and shoulders. Rutabagas have a milder taste than turnips, though they do have a similar bitterness. The flesh of a Rutabaga is yellow, its texture firm and fine-grained. When cooked, the flavor is sometimes described as sweet, yet savory; like a richly flavored golden potato.