Swede Heirloom 'Laurentiah' Seeds

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Swede Heirloom 'Laurentiah'  - 50 Seeds

Full-flavoured and earthy with a savoury yet sweet aftertaste, this highly underrated vegetable is a wonderful addition to the winter garden. Perfect when cooked in stews, boiled and mashed, or rosted. This fantastic heirloom variety has a smooth and creamy texture that is a valued heirloom vegetable. 

Swede is a root vegetable developed in Sweden in the late 17th century. It is a cross between cabbage and turnip. It belongs to the Brassica family.

It is known by various names like Swedish turnip, yellow turnip, neeps, and Russian turnip. Swede is the name most commonly used in many countries like the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. In the US, it is known as rutabaga.

It may have different names but its physical characteristics are the same. It has a round shape, purple-greenish skin, and yellowish flesh. The flavor is sweet and earthy.

The top half of the swede is purple, and the lower half cream. Under its purple and cream skin you'll find a soft, creamy yellow/orange flesh with a sweet, nutty flavour that can either be used raw, or give a new twist to a favourite cooked dish.

Seed Starting Method Raise seedlings and plant out
Sowing Depth 10-15mm
Growing Season Later in Summer/ Autumn 
Germination Time 4-11 days days at around 18-21c
Hardiness Annual
Plant Spacing  50cm
Plant Height 25cm
Planting Position Partial or full sun, moist well manured soil
Days Until Maturity  90-10 days 
Growing tips Mulch in cooler regions


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