Beta vulgaris 'Cardeal'
Beetroot - F1 Hybrid (Globe) 'Cardeal'
Beta vulgaris Beetroot 'Cardeal' is a well-shaped globe type, specially bred for baby beet production. This variety produces smooth skinned, red fleshed golf ball sized roots with a particularly sweet flavour. This tasty variety is easy to grow and shows some resistance to downy mildew. Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 15cm (6in).
|Berry colour||Red, Purple|
|Botanical name||Beta vulgaris|
|Common name||Beetroot - F1 Hybrid (Globe) 'Cardeal'|
|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 direct outside or in containers, 13mm (½in) deep. Thin as necessary to 25mm (1in) apart or to 5mm (2in) for larger 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.|