Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Seeds for the Backyard Gardener

Swede - Purple

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Swede – Champion Purple Top

Season - summer/ autumn; Sow 1cm deep direct into garden bed; Space plants 10-20cm apart; Germination period between 5 and 10 days; Soil temp 7°C - 25°C; Harvest time approx.  10 to 14 weeks.

Sow swedes from early to mid-autumn, directly where they are to grow. Swedes are not fussy about soils and will perform in most conditions, however high organic content may produce unusual shaped roots. They tolerate full sun or part shade. If temperatures exceed 26° C for a sustained period, then swedes may mature too quickly and cause root cracking.

Good companion plants – beans, chives and peas

Seed quantity - 50

Seed quantity - 50