Swede - Brora
Bred as a culinary swede, this variety has attractive reddish-purple shiny skin and cream base, with fine grained, well-flavoured, creamy yellow flesh, free from any bitterness. Swede Brora is best harvested late autumn up to New Year. It prefers a rich, well manured soil, and has excellent storage qualities.
Sow seeds from mid May to late June. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm deep in drills 38cm apart in soil that has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 15cm apart, taking care not to damage the roots. Keep plants well watered and hoe regularly. Roots can be stored in barely damp peat, soil or sand for winter use.