|250 seeds 110109||£1.95||In stock||
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Beetroot 'Candy Stripe' is a beautiful deep-pink skinned, stripy pink and white fleshed beetroot with a sweet flavour. It looks spectacular in salads.
Try grating it raw – so you really see the stripe. Cooked it turns a brilliant pink, fabulous in contrast to the purple and orange on the plate. The dark green leaves are mild in flavour too – and great for adding to salads or as a steamed side vegetable dish.
|Group||Heirloom Italian variety|
|Common Name||Beetroot, syn. 'Candy Stripe'|
|Soil Type||Sandy, Neutral|
|Site||Full Sun , Part Shade|
|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 March 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.|
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