Beetroot 'Boltardy'

A favourite sweet variety, which has provided me with the bulk of my beetroot and baby salad leaves for years. More
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A favourite sweet variety, which has provided me with the bulk of my beetroot and baby salad leaves for years. It is bolt resistant, so you can sow it from early in the season until late. Highly recommended.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Genus Beta
Group/Species vulgaris
Variety Boltardy
Common Name Beetroot
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Soak seed in warm water for half an hour before sowing. Sow into gutters from March or direct sow every 3-4 weeks from early April-July for a succesion of tender, tasty roots. Beetroot sown from June onwards can be used for storing in winter. Sow thinly in rows with a row gap of 30cm (12in), or sow in blocks. Will grow in any fertile soil in full sun. Thin seedlings to a final distance of 5-6cm (2in). Before sowing, prepare the soil by digging in plenty of well-rotted garden compost or manure and rake in a handful per square metre of general purpose fertiliser, such as Organic GroChar Fertiliser. Thin seedlings to one per station when 2.5cm (1in) high. If you have purchased seedlings, they can be planted straight into the ground, after preparing the soil as above.
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.
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Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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Beetroot 'Boltardy' reviews

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Patricia

All healthy plants, so hopefully I can pick some soon.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Mr Percy

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sue

Planted some of these seeds and they've germinated already and have a couple of true leaves. if they keep going like this I will have beetroots ready to eat before I know it.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elizabeth

Good germination.I have pulled them and the taste is good.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Barry

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Dawn

Grew well, healthy foliage, lovely beetroot.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Pamela

didnt grow-so cant relate any opinion of them

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Roger

Service was good just disappointed with some of the products


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Reviewed 27th October 2015 by Joyce Barwise

No success this year with Boltardy Beets. Plenty of leaves but sadly no veg. Need to get some hints as to where I went wrong!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you have experienced disappointing results from the Beetroot ‘Boltardy’ seeds purchased from us. We would recommend that you don't over water the plants, sometimes over watering can encourage leaf growth, although they do need water for the veg to swell it is just about getting a good balance. Overall it could have been the wet summer that we have had, August was incredibly wet and this is a prime harvesting time for Beetroot so it might have been unavoidable.

Good Luck with them next year, if you would like any further assistance at any stage, please feel free to contact customer services on 0345 092 0283 or by email at"

Posted 29th October 2015