Golden beetroot

Beetroot 'Golden'

Golden beetroot - Beetroot  'Golden'

Common Name: Golden beetroot
Genus: Beetroot
Cultivar: 'Golden'

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

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

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

An old heritage variety of beet widely grown in the 19th century for its deliciously sweet-flavoured roots. It's now popular once again as the unusual yellow flesh has the added benefit of cooking without staining everything purple like conventional beetroot! Produces a generous crop of orangey roots with a bright golden heart. Pick the leaves sparingly while the roots are developing and cook like spinach for a delicious side vegetable.

  • 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: April-June

  • Harvest: July onwards

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