Vegetable Seeds Catalogue


Sds/g: 300-400                    Feed Requirements: Moderate                                         Usual Seed Life:5 years


Cultural Notes:

  • Swedes are a high-yielding crop that have a huge versatility in the kitchen. They can be mashed, scalloped like potatoes, grated raw onto salads, included in a veggie burger mix, fried or plonked into soups and stews. 
  • Thinning is essential if you want decent-sized roots.
  • Swedes store well in the ground over winter.


  • Use Dipel spray if cabbage moths are flying around in the garden.


  • Harvest roots as required. Pull all remaining roots once the days get longer and warmer at the end of winter.

Sowing periods

Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 27th
Temperate Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Apr 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Mar 1st to May 31st
1 pkt
Botanical Name
Brassica napus

A productive swede with a fine grained, firm flesh. A mighty fine eating variety with a creamy root and bright purple top. Easy to grow provided plants are thinned to a spacing of at least 20 cm. A rich flavour that is ideal in soups, stews and roasted. Best sown in late summer or early autumn as frost sweetens up the roots and enhances the flavour. Roots mature in about 90 days, they can be harvested earlier. Stores well in the ground through winter, so just harvest when needed. 500 seeds.

Botanical Name
Brassica napus

At last a swede that is sweet and rich in flavour without any trace of the turnip flavour found in many other swedes. Swedes are easy to grow, store in the ground through winter and produce remarkable yields. These are a great fresh substitute for the potato. Beautiful braised or baked as a gratin. Originally derived from NZ butter swede this variety has been grown/bred for eating and seed for many, many years in Tasmania, we now claim it as our own variety :  )  Locally Grown Without Chemicals. 300 seeds.