Beetroot 'Burpees Golden'

Beetroot 'Burpees Golden' is a sweet-tasting and brilliant-looking organic beetroot, it's fantastic for mixing with the purple in a salad. More
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Beetroot 'Burpees Golden' is a sweet-tasting and brilliant-looking organic beetroot, it's fantastic for mixing with the purple in a salad.

I sow one row of orange next to a row of purple and harvest a few roots of both each time. Germination is sporadic so sow plenty of seeds.

Genus Beta vulgaris
Variety Burpees Golden
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Beetroot
Soil Type Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing Thin to 10cm (4in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Soak seed in warm water for half an hour before sowing. Sow three seeds at 10cm (4in) spacings, 2.5cm (1in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart, at fortnightly intervals from mid-April to July for a succession of tender, tasty roots. For earlier sowings protect with cloches and use bolt-resistant varieties. Beetroot sown from June onwards can be used for storing in winter. 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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