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.
Airlie has a very high fresh yield and good disease resistance.
Gowrie is a Scottish born and bred variety that is available as a natural seed for conventional drilling or grade...
Invitation is a very uniform and clubroot resistant sweded variety.
Early maturing variety with medium dry matter, best suited as stock feed.
High, fresh and dry yields make this variety great for finishing lambs after Christmas.
Marian is a medium dry matter variety with moderate resistance to Club Root.
Ruta Otofte is a medium dry matter variety with good Mildew resistance. Dual purpose variety suitable for fodder ...
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.