Beta vulgaris 'Boltardy'
Beetroot - (Globe) 'Boltardy'
Beta vulgaris Beetroot 'Boltardy' is one of the best known and most popular Beta vulgaris Beetroot varieties available. It produces good yields of deep red, globe shaped roots with a superb sweet flavour and tender, ring free flesh.
This RHS Award of Garden Merit variety is bolt-resistant making it ideal for early sowings. Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 15cm (6in).
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Berry colour||Red, Purple|
|Botanical name||Beta vulgaris|
|Common name||Beetroot - (Globe) 'Boltardy'|
|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||Direct sow beetroot seeds outdoors from March to July in a weed free, sunny position in fertile, light, well drained soil. Sow beetroot seeds thinly in shallow drills at a depth of 3cm (1in) and 3cm (12in) apart. Germination will usually take 12 to 24 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 1cm (4in) apart. 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.|