Beta vulgaris 'Detroit 6 Rubidus'
Beetroot - (Globe) 'Detroit 6 Rubidus'
Beta vulgaris Beetroot 'Detroit 6 Rubidus' makes bolting almost a thing of the past! This excellent globe variety will be ready to harvest over a week earlier than 'Boltardy', which it supersedes in all respects. The firm, smooth, deep red roots can reach 12.5cm (5in) in diameter, but retain their superb tender flesh without a hint of fibre.
This vigorous Beta vulgaris Beetroot holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit, and produces high yields which are synonymous with F1 Hybrids. Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 15cm (6in).
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Berry colour||Red, Purple|
|Botanical name||Beta vulgaris|
|Common name||Beetroot - (Globe) 'Detroit 6 Rubidus'|
|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.|