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Beta vulgaris

Description

A decorative, dark red leaved Victorian variety.

Sweet and delicious with the baby leaves great as a salad ingredient.

Harvesting seed

Wait for blooms in the second year of growth.

After flowering and after the plant dies back, cut individual seed stalks and dry upside down in a paper bag.

Thresh the stalks by running a gloved hand along the stalk to dislodge the seeds.

Store in an airtight container.


Additional Info

Height
31-40cm
Spread
Colour
Purple
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Biennial
Seed viability
6 years
Nominal value
0.5 pence/seed