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Monday, 01 August 2011 19:12


Swedes and turnips are biennial plants grown commercially as annuals for their edible bulbous taproot and can also be eaten as a leaf vegetable. The two vegetables are often confused, but they do have some minor differences. Swedes present greyish green, deeply lobed, non hairy leaves with a distinct neck between the leaf and swollen root. Swedes typically produce much larger, elongated roots with a yellow base whereas the turnip is completely white. They are also grouped together because of their similarities in climate requirements and cultivation.

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