Sow: March to July Harvest: June to October Height: 20cm+
An old, reliable cultivar. Particularly useful for sowing in a greenhouse to provide early crops as it has fantastic resistance to bolting.
Beetroot seeds are best sown direct when the soil has warmed in early spring; can be sown earlier in a greenhouse or polytunnel. Sow small amounts every week or two over the growing season to provide a continuous crop.
You'll need a gap of 8-10cm between plants to get good sized beetroot, so thin seedlings when the plants have a decent number of leaves. It is best to do this by snipping the leaves off; the leaves can be used in salads to add an earthy depth of flavour.