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Characteristics: Root vegetable
Seed per packet: 25
Great-flavoured, beautiful dark-red young tops are available in about a month from sowing and make attractive additions to salad mixes and the tasty round roots have a remarkably sweet wholesome flavour.
Exceptional heirloom variety with no green colour anywhere on this plant.
Tropical: Autumn, Winter Spring
Temperate: Winter to Mid-Autumn
Cool climate: Spring to Early Autumn
Sow: 12mm deep
For best results grow in trays of a quality seed raising mix transplant when 6cm high. Alternatively sow direct and thin to strongest plant.
Plant space: 10-12cm
Row Space: 20-25cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 8-10 weeks
Adaptable to most good garden soils, prefers an open sunny position. Avoid deformed beets by planting them in loose soil free from stones or rocks.