• DELIVERY INFO: Seed potatoes & onion/shallot sets are now being shipped. Plug plants will be shipped from late April onwards. See FAQs for further info.

Swede – Marian


Easy to grow, hardy and deliciously tasty
Swede is a hardy root vegetable that is easy to grow so long as plants are watered regularly to avoid the swede root from splitting. It has a globe shape with purple skin colour and yellow flesh within. Suitable for raised beds and traditional plots in all parts of the UK, Swede is easy to grow from plug plants – you will receive a complete growing guide with your delivery.

Number of plants: 10 plug plants

Variety: Marian (organic)

In the kitchen: Delicious roasted, mashed or slow cooked in stews or casseroles.


Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Planting advice: Plant plugs 30-40cm apart. Protect from slugs, butterflies and pigeons.

Harvesting: You should be able to see the root forming in late summer/autumn. Harvest when it reaches the right size.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

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Swede plants like a light fertile loam but will grow in most soils.

Can be grown in....

Raised beds are best for growing swede.

How far apart?

30cm apart

Looking after your plants....

Follow our tips below when growing swede for the best results.


Watch they don't get waterlogged

In areas of heavy rainfall plant your seedlings in ridges to help with drainage. Otherwise plant on flat ground which has been well worked and consolidated.


Water when it's dry

Water plants well after planting and during periods of dry weather.

Storage Tips

You can store them in a cool dark place (in a sand box is best.)

Ways to cook

Add swede to any casserole or stew, or pop into a root veg soup. It mashes well too. It is arguably at its best in a proper Cornish Pasty though (but we would say that!)

Delivery from mid-May