~ SWEDE Seed ~
We really like swede, as an easy-to-grow winter vegetable.
Swede, like potato, is an easy way to grow a decent amount of food in an small space without much effort.
Many people like them because they have a mild flavour, sweet flesh, and keep well.
'Champion' Red Top
The roots are rounded and red on top. Pick young when it is tender and sweet.
Cream root with red top.
Order SdCR - 1.5g (300 sd) for £1.62
Green Top (a.k.a. 'Collet Vert')
We noticed it was quite a bit more cold-resistant than the others last autumn. Can make really big roots from an early sowing.
Yellow root with green top.
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This variety was bred specially for home gardeners, by the Morton family. It has good club-root resistance too.
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Gilfeathers' Turnip-Swede NEW for 2014
Turnips and Swedes are closely related, but actually different species which normally do not cross at all. But very occasionally it can work, giving rise to a completely new type of vegetable - and it was just lucky that Mr Gilfeather spotted the unusual plant and decided to keep seed from it.
We were a bit dubious when we first heard of it, but in our never-ending quest to find you exciting new things to grow, we got some seed and tried it last summer. It was fantastic! This unique vegetable tastes neither of turnip nor swede, being milder than either. It is really great boiled or mashed, and we will now grow it for our own household use in the future.
Really, really nice, and easy!
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