Beetroot Seed - Cylindra (Organic)
Cylindrical, long red beet, well flavoured dark red flesh. Perfect for slicing. Harvest over a long period. Good for winter storage. Packet content approximately 285 seeds.
HEALTH BENEFITS: A proven superfood! Roots are rich in potassium and folate plus some vitamin C. The young leaves are rich in beta carotene, calcium and iron. CULINARY TIPS: Don't waste the leaves, use them like spinach! Cooking can actually increase the nutrient value. Cook the young leaves or use them in salads.
For early crops choose a bolt-resistant variety and sow March-early April. For use in summer and autumn make successional sowings of suitable varieties from late April to July. Store roots in dry sand, soil, or peat for winter use. (12-16 weeks maturity.)
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