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Beta vulgaris 'Alto'
Beetroot - F1 Hybrid 'Alto'

Beta vulgaris 'Alto' Beetroot - F1 Hybrid 'Alto'
RHS Award of Garden Merit
£2.99 0820006250 Category: Seeds > Vegetable Seeds
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Beta vulgaris Beetroot 'Alto' is a cylindrical variety with the sweetest of flavours. It produces uniform, straight roots, free from rings with a smooth rich-red skin and flesh colour, making them easy to prepare. Roots stand proud above the soil, but can be earthed up, and remain in good condition for long periods.
This RHS Award of Garden Merit Beta vulgaris Beetroot is an easy to grow, space saving variety. Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 15cm (6in).

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Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
Berry colour Red, Purple
Botanical name Beta vulgaris
Common name Beetroot - F1 Hybrid 'Alto'
Drought resistance N
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Clump forming
Plant type Vegetable Seeds
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Stem colour Red, Purple
Time to maturity 1 - 2 years
Ultimate height 0.1m - 0.5m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Sow seeds March to July. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm (½in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart. Prefers well drained, moist, rich soil. Thin seedlings to 5cm (2in) apart for 'baby beets' when large enough to handle, or 7cm (3in) for larger, heavier cylindrical roots. When growing beetroot, water as necessary to prevent the soil from drying out and keep the plants cool and moist. This will help to avoid plants running to seed. Roots can be lifted at any time from June to October once they have reached 1in diameter or more. Harvest any remaining crops before the first frosts. Beetroot can be stored until mid spring in boxes of moist sand in a frost free shed or garage.

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