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By Rwh

Staffordshire, United Kingdom Gb

my swede taste bitter can you tell me why




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Hi Rwh and welcome to GoY which variety did you sow?

16 Nov, 2009

 

Are there signs of deficiency, which you can look up. Also did you sow your swedes before June. Fresh farmyard manure will not help with flavour.

16 Nov, 2009

rwh
Rwh
 

Thanks for your comments, the variety i grew was Marian.Thew were sown on June 3

17 Nov, 2009

rwh
Rwh
 

Re Swede again.I didn't use fresh manure. As regards deficiency, some are small but most are a good size.

17 Nov, 2009

 

Okay I've been doing a bit of research... seems that if not cooked properly they can taste bitter so next question - how did you cook them?

17 Nov, 2009

rwh
Rwh
 

They were boiled untill soft enough to mash.We have bought and grown swedes before this is the first time had any taste bitter.

18 Nov, 2009

 

This is really odd Rwh - that particular variety, as you may know, is meant to taste very good. Can you go back to whomever supplied the seed (not the garden centre if this is where you bought) and ask for advice.

18 Nov, 2009

rwh
Rwh
 

Thanks Moon Grower,I'll get in touch with the supplyer and let you know what they say

19 Nov, 2009

 

Yes do get back to me I'm interested to know what they will say as this is a new variety

19 Nov, 2009

rwh
Rwh
 

Been on to the supplier these are his words. The reason is lack of boron treat the area with borax or pbi multitonic this is mainly in Swedes.

20 Nov, 2009

 

Sounds odd to me... you said you've grown Swedes before - in that garden?

20 Nov, 2009

rwh
Rwh
 

Not grown in this garden before. Been on phone to supplier he says treat now and hopefully they will be edible after a week or two.He has treated this symptom before.

20 Nov, 2009

 

Let us know if it works or doesn't!

20 Nov, 2009

rwh
Rwh
 

Will do

21 Nov, 2009

How do I say thanks?

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