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An old heirloom variety of swede that produces globe-shaped roots with purple crowns up to 15 cm across. American Purple Top has mild yellow, fine-grained firm flesh and is best harvested in the 100-150mm range.
The fine-flavoured sweet flesh turns orange when cooked. Young leaves can also be used as greens in salads and stir-fries. Stores well, 90 days to maturity.
Adaptable to most good garden soils prefers an open sunny position.
Tropical: Late-Summer to Early-Autumn.
Temperate: Late-Summer to Winter.
Cold: Late-Summer to Early-Spring.
Sow: 6 mm deep.
For best results sow direct where they are to grow
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 10 cm
Row space: 20-30cm
Maturity: 12-16 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.
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