Chatting with my sister-in-law Pauline who also had a plot on the same allotment site, until she moved away last year. She has not had much luck growing swede in the past.
I have a vague recollection of my old Mum boiling it, mashing it and adding butter, but I may be wrong!
Resistant to both clubroot and powdery mildew, Gowrie is very winter hardy due to the high dry matter. Perfect to use throughout autumn and into the new year from October to late January.
This purple-skinned variety has good, firm flesh with consistent colour and very good taste. Gowrie is a variety bred in Scotland by The James Hutton Institute and awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Sow Mid April - Mid June
Sow thinly into finely raked, warm, moist soil at a depth of 1cm in rows 45cm apart. (Germination 7-14 days). Thin seedlings to 15cm apart. Grow in well-cultivated soil; the addition of garden lime may improve crops. Keep well-watered in dry weather. Twist off tops when harvesting.
Harvest Late September - January (Year 2).
Invitation - 100 Seeds - 25p - Carters (Poundland) - Sow by 7/2021