View larger image
Click image to zoom
Recently Viewed

Beetroot 'Boltardy'

Beetroot 'Boltardy' is a favourite sweet, round purple beetroot, which has provided me with the bulk of my beetroot and baby leaves for salad for years. More
250 seeds 110260 £1.95 In stock

Or buy this as part of our Beetroot Seed Collection and Most Popular Veg Seed Collection.

More Details

Beetroot 'Boltardy' is a favourite sweet, round purple beetroot, which has provided me with the bulk of my beetroot and baby leaves for salad for years. Beetroot 'Boltardy' is bolt resistant, so you can sow it from early in the season until late. Highly recommended.

Genus Beta vulgaris
Variety Boltardy
Type Hardy annual, Hardy Annual
Common Name Beetroot
Soil Type Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Spacing Thin to 10cm between plants.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Soak seed in warm water for half an hour before sowing. Direct sow every 3-4 weeks from early April to July. Sow thinly, 5cm apart in rows 30cm apart.
Care Tips Don't water unless soil is very parched, over-watering encourages leaf at the expense of root. Fantastic planted with chamomile, onions and lettuce.
Harvesting June-October - store them overwinter. From spring sown seed, these take about 8-10 weeks from grow. Harvest earlier for small golf ball size beetroot. To harvest, pull alternate plants down the row, in effect thinning, to leave room for remaining beetroot to develop. Remaining roots will enlarge and store for winter.
Cooking Notes Cut the tops off before cooking, as this helps to lock in the nutrients. Cook whole, and then peel the skin to maintain the colour. Tops can be eaten at 5-8cm tall in salads - they are delicious.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
Direct sowing seeds

Learn how to get great results when direct sowing hardy annual seeds.

Growing salad for winter

Learn how to grow delicous winter salads that you can plant in a box outside your kitchen door so there's no going out in the cold.

Beetroot tart with horseradish cream

 This red and gold beetroot tart is delicious served hot or cold for lunch.

Chocolate, beetroot and orange cake

A deliciously moist and rich dark chocolate cake with beetroot and orange to give it texture and flavour.

Beetroot and squash relish recipe

This beetroot and squash relish has wonderful colour and flavour, is good with grilled and barbecued meat, and nice heated and served warm with pork chops....

Delivery

Seeds and Hardware Delivery - Normally despatched within 2 working days.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Write a Review

Beetroot 'Boltardy' reviews

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to write one!

Write a Review
Review guidelines

Please let us know how you got on with growing our seeds, bulbs and plants, or using a piece of kit, or taking part on one of our courses or events.

We love hearing your garden success stories and sharing growing combos, advice and ideas with fellow enthusiasts. If you'd like to share a picture, we love receiving these on Facebook and Twitter.

If you've had a problem with one of our products, please get in touch with our Customer Service team who can deal with returns and refunds, as well as answer an questions you may have.