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Beta vulgaris

Crimson Globe, Detroit Dark Red

Description

An ox-blood red beetroot originally from Canada.

Sweet flesh and about 4" across, the leafy tops can be used as a substitute for spinach.

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
31-40cm
Colour
Red
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Biennial
Seed viability
6 years
Nominal value
0.1 pence/seed