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Swede 'Brora'

Brassica napus (Napobrassica Group), Rutabaga

Hardy Annual

Bred as a culinary swede. Swede Brora has attractive reddish-purple shiny skin and cream base, with fine grained, well-flavoured, creamy yellow flesh, free from any bitterness. Swede Brora is best harvested late autumn up to New Year. Excellent storage qualities. Prefers a rich, well manured soil. Seeds are in the RHS Vegetable Collection.


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 (750 swede seeds)

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    • £2.69
Sow seedsmid May to late June. Sow seedsthinly, 1cm (0.5 inch) deep in drills 38cm (15 inches) apart in soil that has been raked to a fine tilth.

When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 15cm (6 inches) apart, taking care not to damage the roots.

Keep plants well watered and hoe regularly. Roots can be stored in barely damp peat, soil or sand for winter use.

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