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Beta vulgaris Cicla

Description

With dark leaves and taste which is much like spinach (although coarser).

Produces a very heavy crop.

Harvesting seed

Seeds mature at base of the flower stalks and continue upwards changing from green to brown.

Harvest seeds when about two-thirds of seeds turn brown.

Pull either stalks or the whole plant and leave to dry for about 10 days.

Thresh by running a gloved hand along the stalk. Screen and winnow and then store in cool dry conditions.


Additional Info

Height
Spread
Colour
Green
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Biennial
Seed viability
5 years
Nominal value
1.8 pence/seed