Widely grown Heirloom Swede cultivated in Europe since the Middle Ages. The cream coloured root with bright purple top has a pleasing rich flavour when cooked and is ideal in soups, stews and roast vegetable medleys.
Best sown in late summer or early autumn as sweetness is enhanced by frosts. Likes loose free draining soil high in organic matter and can be sensitive to drought.
Matures 90 days from direct sowing.
2g packet of seeds. ~250 seeds per gram.
WHEN TO SOW: Late Summer/Early Autumn
SOIL TEMP - 10-25 °C
GERMINATION - 7-10 days
MATURE HEIGHT - N/A
DISTANCE TO PLANT - 15cm
GROWING METHOD - Direct Sow