Swedes go by a variety of different names, including neeps in Scotland, rutabaga in other parts of Europe and the United states and confusingly also Russian, Swedish or yellow turnips, though swedes are not turnips, although they’re very closely related. Swedes tend to be larger than turnips, with a rounded shape, purple coloured tops and creamy yellow flesh (which distinguishes them from turnips, which have white flesh). Try roasting or mashing swedes or adding them to soups and casseroles. They have a sweet, cabbage like taste and are a great potato substitute.
Deep, well-drained soil
Suitable for all climatic zones.
12 - 18 weeks (depending on variety)
From late summer in most areas, but check for your location