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Swede Brassica napus

A hardy root with delicious orange flesh requiring cool, damp conditions to flourish. Sow in an open site into fertile soil that does not dry out, but is well drained. Sow finely into 2cm deep drills 38-40cm apart during May and June. Thin to 25cm once seedlings reach 2.5cm high. Harvest as soon as roots reach the required size, usually mid to late autumn.

Devon Champion

This variety was removed from the National List in 2001. Our donor, Ian Gibson, contacted us after he discovered it was no longer listed in his usual seed catalogue. This purple-topped variety has crunchy yellowish-white flesh and was once highly prized.

Please note: this variety needs a little bit more of a helping hand, so we are not able to send out seeds with gifts, however by adopting it you will be directly contributing to its conservation, so that one day we will be able to make it available to everyone.

Gul Svensk

Translated means ‘yellow Swedish’, this is a very old variety. Commercially available since 1800s, it was thought to have been lost during the 1960s, but Sesam, Sweden, has been conserving the variety since this time. The yellow roots are green-topped and have a slightly oval shape. Found to have good resistance to club root.

Please note: this variety needs a little bit more of a helping hand, so we are not able to send out seeds with gifts, however by adopting it you will be directly contributing to its conservation, so that one day we will be able to make it available to everyone.


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