Swede - Virtue

The variety was added to the National List in 1997 and is protected by Plant Breeder’s Rights.

  • Single seed descent 
  • Multiplication of F6 family to produce uniform inbred-line cultivar


Line from Criffel x Line from Marian


Attractive deep purple skin and yellow flesh with globe shape of traditional shopping swede
Average yields of dry-matter at a low-dry-matter content

Cattle and Sheep

Ideal for grazing between October and January 
Graze in situ by sheep with electric fence to reduce wastage
Lift, store and feed to beef cattle

Other Info

Autumn and early winter 
Recommend sowing Grade H seed with precision drill and covering with fleece or Wondermesh to control root flies