American Purple Top Swede

American Purple Top Swede is a biennial with leaves that are thick, smooth and have a bluish color.  The leaves emerge from the crown in a broad, low spreading growth habit which inhibits weed growth.  Plants can be grazed or green-chopped 150 to 180 days after planting (approximately 12 inches high) and can provide forage late into the fall.  Leaves maintain their feed value after repeated frosts.

PLANTING INFORMATION
Planting Rate:May-June
Planting Depth:1/4-1/2 inch
Approximate Seeds per Pound:200,000
Planting Rate in Pure Stand:1.5-2 pounds per acre
Planting Rate in Mixture:1 pound per acre
Fertilizer:Apply 75 pounds N at seeding and an additional 70 pounds after 60 to 80 days: P & K according to soil test
pH:Minimum 5.5