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This popular Canadian heirloom variety of swede dating back to 1935 produces round uniform roots 13-15 cm in diameter with deep purple tops and creamy-yellow bottoms. Larger than most purple top varieties with an excellent sweet flavour.
Swede is a very underrated vegetable that is re-gaining popularity.
Laurentian makes a good market variety. Young leaves can be used as a green in salads and stir-fries, roots fried, boiled, or roasted.
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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.