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Swede Champion Purple Top

NZ $3.95

Description


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. Roots mature in 90 days and store well at low temps.

Matures 90 days from direct sowing.
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OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION DAYS TO GERMINATION DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS PREFERRED GROWING PERIOD WHEN TO SOW NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET PREFERRED GROWING METHOD BEST USE
10-25 7-10 15cm-icon 15cm Cooler Temps 3 300 Direct Sow-icon Direct Sow Root Crop-icon Root Crop

KEY to WHEN TO SOW

  1 Early Spring 2 Late Spring &
Early Summer
3 Late Summer &
Early Autumn

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