Swedes

150–200 days to maturity

Swedes produce exceptional quality feed, they are the highest energy root crop that you can grow. They also have the advantage of good winter hardiness. The disadvantage is challenging establishment and there are few recommended herbicides so weed control options are limited. Farmers are adopting different drilling techniques and seed treatments to limit Flea Beetle and Cabbage Root Fly damage. We select varieties for consistently high yield and disease resistance.

If late feeding is required, go for hardy, higher dry-matter varieties.

Ask for our Swede Crop Costs and Growers Guidelines

Seed Treatments: U = Untreated, T = Thiram and Sepiret

Organic Available

Variations

Invitation

Bred in Scotland by JHI. High yields of high dry matter roots. Excellent establishment vigour. Big tops. Very good resistance to clubroot and mildew. The best for hardiness. Ideal for late feeding

Graded and Natural Seed T, C
Seed Treatments
Graded Seed
Natural Seed
Thiram and Sepiret
View Variation

Triumph

Bred in New Zealand by Wrightsons, it has massive yield potential with medium to high dry matter purple roots and yellow flesh. Good winter leaf retention. Best performance in the north and west. 

Seed Treatments
Graded Seed
Natural Seed
Thiram and Sepiret
View Variation

Gowrie

Bred by JHI Scotland. The highest yielding variety. Medium dry matter %, high resistance to Mildew, good resistance to Clubroot. Yields 8 tonnes/acre more roots than Marian. For both stock feeding and table use.

Seed Treatments
Graded Seed
Natural Seed
Thiram and Sepiret
View Variation

Lomond

Bred by JHI Scotland. Medium dry matter, very high yielding, dual purpose variety for grazing or human consumption. Good resistance to Mildew, Clubroot and splitting.

Seed Treatments
Graded Seed
Natural Seed
Thiram and Sepiret
View Variation
Pack Size
500g
1kg
Planting method Seed Rate
Precision Drill
Graded Seed as 200-500g/acre (0.5kg-1.25kg/ha)
Conventional and Direct Drill
Natural Seed at 0.5–1.0kg/acre (1.25–2.5kg/ha)
Broadcast
Natural Seed at 0.7–1.25kg /acre (1.7–3.0kg/ha)
Invitation Swede