Something a bit different from the usual red beet, features attractive globe shaped, orange-yellow roots that turn golden yellow when cooked. Has a sweet taste, fine texture and tender, even when large. Leaves are light green and can be steamed or used raw in mixed salads.
Sowing Time: Sow seeds from mid March to July, or under glass in January to February to crop May onwards.
Germination: Germinates at 8 - 25°C.
Sowing Instructions: Pre-soak the seeds in warm water 1 hour before sowing (This will help to speed up germination). Sow seeds outdoors very thinly in drills 3cm (1 in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart.
Growing Instructions: When the seedlings are big enough to handle thin them out to 10cm (4in) apart.
After Care: Pull the beetroot when the roots are 1 1/2" in diameter or bigger.
Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.