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SWEDE

$2.50

  • Seeds per Pack: 100

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SKU: 2ozbv Categories: ,

SWEDE – CHAMPION PURPLE

Brassica napus

Known in Europe in the Middle Ages, Champion Purple Top is one of the most widely grown swedes. A very reliable performer in all conditions & soil types. It has rich butter like flesh & yellow bottoms. A slow bolting variety that has a smaller root than some other types & is very delicious in soups, stews etc & especially prized when baked. It stores well & is an excellent source of Vitamin C. The young leaves can be used as a green in salads & stir fries. Best sown in late summer or early autumn, the sweetness is enhanced by frosts & stores well in low temps.

Sow the seed thinly, lightly cover with a little soil.  If you are sowing more than one row then the rows should be 60cm apartKeep them well-watered well weeded and you should have no problems.

 

Germination Time (Days) 3 – 10
Harvest Time (Days) 90 – 110
Sowing Depth (mm) 10
Plant Spacing (cm) 25
Row Spacing (cm) 60
pH 5 – 7.5
Hardy / Frost Tender Hardy
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct