Rely on Marian to produce a heavy crop of splendidly flavoured, finely textured globe roots which are resistant to both clubroot and mildew.
A great but undervalued autumn and winter vegetable, swede is delicious mashed with carrot or diced in hearty stews and casseroles.
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How to Guide
Sow seeds thinly in pre-watered shallow rows, and lightly cover with a little soil. Allow about 40cm (16in) between rows.
As seedlings develop, gradually thin them until they are about 15cm (6in) apart. Keep soil moist until seedlings are established.