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Beetroot 'Detroit'

A traditional variety for organic growers which is a healthy, quick-growing crimson beetroot, with sweet flavour and perfect, round globe shaped roots.
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275 seeds (organic)

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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
vulgaris
Common name
Beetroit
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
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. Sow thinly in rows with a row gap of 30cm (12in), or sow in blocks. Thin to 5-6cm (2in).

Description

A traditional variety for organic growers which is a healthy, quick-growing crimson beetroot, with sweet flavour and perfect, round globe shaped roots. Eat small, or large and remember to pick the central baby leaves for salads too.

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.