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Swede

Brassica napus ssp. rapifera

Also known as

Swedish Turnip, turnip, Rutabaga, Snagger, neep

Swede - rutabaga - veggiegroup by pin add (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A piece of Brassica napus fruit
Some green Brassica napus plants in a garden

Swede Overview

Brassica napus is an annual or biennial species which is well known by the names Swede and Turnip, amongst others. It is a root vegetable in the Brassicaceae family that is commonly consumed. The leaves are also edible and may be used as leaf vegetables, this species originated from a cross between the Wild Cabbage, Brassica oleracea and and the turnip, Brassica rapa, var. rapa.

Common problems with Swede

Special features of Swede

Attractive fruits

Attractive flowers

Edibles to Sow Outdoors in June

Now the soil has warmed up, sow direct into prepared beds.

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Brassicas

Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and turnip are all part of the same veggie family! Check here on planting times and tips.

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