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Beta vulgaris

Description

Bred by A H Cook of Cheltenham, England, it has a moderate sized root and a small but strong green top making it easy for lifting.

The long red roots have a delicate flavour.

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
Spread
Colour
Red
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Biennial
Seed viability
6 years
Nominal value
0.3 pence/seed