Packet Content (approx.): 700 1.8g
Swede Marian is great but undervalued autumn and winter vegetable, Swede is delicious mashed with carrot or diced in hearty stews and casseroles. Purple topped, yellow fleshed variety, medium dry matter, hardy and a reliable cropper.
A high percentage are large with uniform roots. Resistant to clubroot and mildew.
Sow seeds thinly in pre-watered shallow rows, and lightly cover with a little soil. Allow about 40cm (16in) between rows.
As seedlings develop, gradually thin them until they are about 15cm (6in) apart.
Keep soil moist until seedlings are established.
Special note Swedes are hardy, and will withstand frost.
Lift as required or all together for storage in dry sand or peat till needed.
Swedes do best in well dug soils which have not been recently manured.
Best results are usually achieved from a May sowing.