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Re: Re: Swedes in South Africa

First time I've heard that swedes do not have seed. I think you will find that if you leave them for a second season they will flower and set seed. If not, where do they get the seed from?

Re: Re: Re: Swedes in South Africa

I agree, they must produce seeds. What do you mean by leaving them for a second season, simply leave them in the ground?

Thanks, Bryan.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Swedes in South Africa

Yes, they should flower in the second season (like all brassicas) and set seed which can be harvested in the autumn.

Sometimes plants do not make viable seed if they are in a climate different from their natural one. In East Anglia there are large areas of Corsican Pine and although they bear cones there are no viable seed.

Anyhow, I wish you luck and hope your swedes set viable seed.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Swedes in South Africa

Says here that it self sets freely so should be no problem gathering seed:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/75197/

Does also say sow in "fall" though and I sown mine a bit earlier than that.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Swedes in South Africa

Thanks all. I ordered some seeds from the UK. Hopefully they will slip past customs and I can grow some more of this amazing veg!

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Swedes in South Africa

I didn't know that Swedes could garner a whole lot of interest!!!

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