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Crapaudine Beetroot organic

€2,25 EUR

French heirloom beetroot variety whose name means toad skin. Crapaudine Beetroot is said to be one of the oldest beetroot dating back to antiquity. It is said to have been introduced in France in the 17th Century and had been "forgotten" because of its singular appearance - a black root with rough skin that resembles the skin of a toad , translating to "crapaud" in French, hence the name. Late variety excellent for storing. Cylindrical beet which has the appearance of a black winter radish. Exceptional taste quality, great flavor, tender.

Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris

Plant Life Cycle: Biennal

Optimal Germination Temperature: 15-20C

Germination time in days: 8-15 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 120-160 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich. light and fertile

Sowing and cultivation: Direct sowing or sowing in plugs at the rate of 3 to 4 seeds per pot. Sow from April under shelter for summer production and sow from July for winter conservation. Thin to a distance of 15-35 cm.