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Swede 'Tweed'

Brassica napus (Napobrassica Group), Rutabaga

Hardy Annual

  • Perfect swedes on poorer soils

British bred for hybrid vigour and uniformity, Swede 'Tweed' grows particularly well in less fertile soil making it the perfect choice for the home gardener. The globe-shaped roots have attractive purple shoulders, and tasty cream coloured flesh of a fine texture. This superb variety is ideal for a late autumn harvest. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").


Companion planting: Try growing swede with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


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Companion Planting

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Sowing Months:
May, June
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (200 swede seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.99

Direct sow swede seeds outdoors from May to June. Grow Swedes in a weed free, sunny position in non-alkaline, light, fertile, well drained soil that has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow swede seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½") in drills 30cm (12") apart. Germination will usually take 7-10 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 23cm (9") apart.

Water swede regularly, particularly during dry periods to prevent skins from splitting. Hoe between rows to reduce weed growth. Swedes require a long growing season and will not mature until the autumn. Harvest swede from October to December, lifting individual swede as and when required. At the end of the year, any remaining roots should be lifted to prevent them becoming woody and stored in damp peat for winter use.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Rapid growers

    By Stephen Flitton 14-11-2016

    I've not had much success growing swede in the past so tried these and grew one 20 ft row. I started them off in modules and planted them out during mid-July. The plants grew rapidly in the garden, despite the weather sometimes hot and dry. By October some had reached 4 to 5 inch diameter, perfect for me. However, a few had hardly swollen stems at all. This could possibly be an inconsistency in nutrients but I think this unlikely. They certainly don't look as even in size as shown in the picture. However, I still have plenty to eat and they have a tasty pale flesh.

    Anne
    03-11-2016

    Thank you for your lovely review. I am very glad that overall you were pleased with your purchase. I think the weather conditions contributed to the problems with the size and shape of your crop. I hope that we can continue to be of service to you during the years to come.

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