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Swede 'Magres'

Brassica napus (Napobrassica Group), Rutabaga

Hardy Annual

Excellent coloured and shaped, purple topped roots with fine grained, good flavoured, yellow flesh, free from bitterness. Swede Magres is an excellent culinary swede, fully winter hardy, with mildew resistant foliage.


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 (1000 swede seeds)

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    • Despatch: Despatch within 24 hours
    • £2.99
Sowing Time: April to June. Sow seedsthinly, 1cm (1/2in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart in well-drained, fertile soil, which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods.

Thin out seedlings at an early stage, to 10-15cm (4-6in) apart.

Hoe regularly, taking care not to damage the roots and keep well watered. They are hardy and can be pulled as required from autumn to Christmas. After this lift and store in a pit like carrots or in boxes of damp sand. The young leaves also make tasty and nutritious spring greens.

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