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.