Growing Rutabaga, also Swedes

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27 Sep 14 Judith Kellett (Australia - temperate climate)
The best swedes ever are grown in Tasmania, up high at a place called Collin's Cap, but those from Collinsvale at around 400 metres elevation were pretty awesome. My kids used to beg me to cut them slices to eat raw!!! They were more bowling ball than tennis ball size: my neighbour used to give them to me in 10kg pockets that held about 7 or 8. Now in Adelaide I despair at the miserable golf balls in the shops. I firmly believe they do best in a cool to cold climate.
12 Apr 24 Pat Fraser (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
You are quite right there Judith I worked on the farms in Scotland and you never lifted turnips till they had the frost on them, that`s what gives them the sweetness. I have no idea why they don``t leave them in the ground longer until they grow bigger as you said like a bowling ball. I have bought some seeds to try and grow them here in Melbourne but I think I have left it a bit too late this year as the cold weather is here already, but I will definitely plant them next year in time for winter.
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