Beta vulgaris 'Paonazza d'Egitto'
Beetroot 'Paonazza d'Egitto'
Beta vulgaris Beetroot 'Paonazza d'Egitto' is a quick maturing variety that is ideal for early sowings. The unusual, slightly flatter shaped roots have a deep purple-red flesh and delicious sweet flavour. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").
|Berry colour||Red, Purple|
|Botanical name||Beta vulgaris|
|Common name||Beetroot 'Paonazza d'Egitto'|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|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.|