Beta vulgaris 'Red Ace'
Beetroot - F1 Hybrid (Globe) 'Red Ace'
Beta vulgaris Beetroot 'Red Ace' is a main crop variety, producing round to oval, high quality roots with a dark red colour. The hybrid vigour of this variety makes it a very strong grower which will do well in most sites and soils, and is particularly good in dry seasons. This RHS Award of Garden Merit variety makes a superb choice for exhibition. Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 15cm (6in)
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Berry colour||Red, Purple|
|Botanical name||Beta vulgaris|
|Common name||Beetroot - F1 Hybrid (Globe) 'Red Ace'|
|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.|