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Beta vulgaris

Description

Large conical roots, with intense red flesh, very juicy and sweet. This special strain from Italy is the most productive red beetroot we have found.

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
21-30cm
Colour
Purple
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Biennial
Seed viability
6 years
Nominal value
0.6 pence/seed