The Crapaudine Beetroot is a unique French heirloom variety of beetroot. Its name, Crapaudine, is derived from the French word for toad, referring to the root's rough black skin. Said to be the oldest beetroot dating back to antiquity, it was introduced in France in the 17th Century. This late variety of beetroot is renowned for its exceptional flavor and tender texture, making it ideal for storage. Enjoy a truly flavorful experience with this one-of-a-kind beetroot.
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.