Beetroot

Beetroot 'Boltardy'

Beetroot - Beetroot  'Boltardy'

Common Name: Beetroot
Genus: Beetroot
Cultivar: 'Boltardy'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 1.0 cm
Sow Spacing: 15.0 cm
Harvest: May to September
Months to Sow Ouside: March to July

A classic beetroot, super-reliable and very tolerant of weather extremes so you can start your crop earlier in the year and finish harvesting later. Produces delicious deep purple spherical roots which are at their tenderest harvested just larger than a golfball. The leaves can also be picked sparingly as a tasty spinach substitute.

  • Growing Instructions: In spring make a shallow drill 1cm deep and sow the large easy-to-handle seeds about 15cm apart. Cover again lightly with soil and water in. Seeds produce multiple seedlings so thin to leave one plant to mature at each spot. Beetroot can also be grown in containers: sow direct into the compost allowing about five seeds to a 45cm pot. Sow a half-row of seeds every three weeks for a regular supply of roots from early summer well into autumn.

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