Swede - Invitation
High yielding purple skinned swede with resistance to clubroot and powdery mildew. Suitable for post-Christmas utilisation.
The variety was added to the National List in 1995 and is protected by Plant Breeder’s Rights.
- Production of synthetic Brassica napus with clubroot resistance from stubble turnip
- Four backcrosses to swede cultivars. Pedigree inbreeding with selection for yield and resistance to clubroot and powdery mildew
- Multiplication of F5 family to produce uniform in-bred line cultivar
High dry-matter, winter hardy swede
Purple skin, yellow flesh and uniform globe shape
Cattle and Sheep
High yields of fresh food throughout autumn and winter from May/June sowing
Ideal from December to April as winter hardy
Graze in situ by sheep with electric fence to reduce wastage
Large leaves mean extra grazing potential
Lift, store and feed (ideally chopped) to beef cattle
Recommend sowing Grade H seed with precision drill and covering with fleece or Wondermesh to control root flies