Swede & Turnip

Swedes are a full season root crop which are mainly fed in situ; but can also be lifted and stored in a clamp. They do best in areas of high rainfall, so are generally grown in the more northerly and western areas of the UK. Swedes also need good soil conditions and good drainage as they are sensitive to poor drainage; they do best in soils with a ph of approximately 6.5. Varieties are generally classed as fodder or culinary types; however there are some dual purpose types.

Turnips are later maturing than Stubble turnips with a higher dry matter and better winter hardiness. They have a growing period of 12-15 weeks.

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Airlie, Swede

Airlie has a very high fresh yield and good disease resistance.

  • It is a dual purpose variety suitable for fodder and culinary use with purple skin and creamy white flesh
  • Airlie is an early to intermediate use variety
  • Natural seed sowing rate 2 kg per acre (untreated)
  • Suitable for culinary use
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Gowrie, Swede

Gowrie is a Scottish born and bred variety that is available as a natural seed for conventional drilling or graded for precision drilling.

  • Can be utilised before or after Christmas
  • Will produce high dry matter yields
  • Good resistance to both clubroot and powdery mildew 
  • Sowing rate: graded 0.2kg / acre, natural 1.5kg - 2kg / acre 
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Invitation, Swede

Invitation is a very uniform and clubroot resistant sweded variety.

  • Great for utilisation after Christmas
  • It also has excellent resistance to powdery mildew and will produce large leaves for extra grazing potential
  • Winter hardy  
  • Sowing rate: graded 0.2kg / acre, natural 1.5kg - 2kg / acre 
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Kenmore, Swede

Early maturing variety with medium dry matter, best suited as stock feed.

  • It has good winter hardiness which means it has a very wide utilisation window
  • Kenmore has bronze skin with white flesh
  • Natural seed sowing rate: 2 kg per acre (treated)
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Lomond, Swede

High, fresh and dry yields make this variety great for finishing lambs after Christmas.

  • Resistant to both powdery mildew and clubroot
  • Trials have shown it suffers less from rots and splits in its root 
  • Treated with Thiram & Polycote for graded seed. Sepiret & Thiram for natural seed
  • Sowing rate: graded 0.2kg / acre, natural 1.5kg - 2kg / acre
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Magres, Swede

Magres is the professionals choice, grown in the UK as a uniform purple swede with a flexible harvest date. It is used by many growers to supply the supermarkets.

  • Attractive skin colour, can be used for culinary use
  • Uniform and frost resistant
  • Sow Spring/ Early Summer
  • Sowing rate: graded 0.2kg / acre, natural 1.5kg - 2kg / acre 
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Marian, Swede

Marian is a medium dry matter variety with moderate resistance to Club Root.

  • It is a dual purpose variety suitable for fodder and culinary use with yellow coloured flesh and purple skin
  • Suitable for culinary use
  • Natural seed sowing rate 2kg per acre (treated)
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Ruta Otofte, Swede

Ruta Otofte is a medium dry matter variety with good Mildew resistance. Dual purpose variety suitable for fodder and culinary use

  • Purple skin and cream coloured flesh
  • Ruta Otofte is a popular variety with sheep farmers
  • Suitable for culinary use 
  • Natural seed sowing rate 2kg per acre (treated)
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Green Globe, Turnip

Green Globe produces soft, easily eaten roots that are well anchored in the ground. Suitable for grazing by all types of stock.

  • Provides a very high fresh yield from large bulbs
  • Utilised between October and February, preferably strip grazed to reduce waste
  • Drill 1 - 1.5kg/acre. Broadcast 2kg/acre
  • Sow late May to July
  • Untreated seed
  • Pack Size: 1kg
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