Sweet with an earthy caramel taste: Danish Heirloom, Formanova is a large cylinder shaped beetroot, dark-red with red foliage. Also know as "Butter Slicer" because of its wonderful tender texture. Grows quite long, up to 20 cm, and have most of their growth well above ground making it easy to harvest. Stores well once harvested. Great taste in salad or roasted..
Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris conditiva
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 10-25C
Germination time in days: 14-21 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 50-80 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: rich and light
Sowing and cultivation: Plant seeds directly into the ground after the threat of frost has passed when soil temperature is between 10°C and 25°C.The crops will tolerate light frost.Sow 1.5 cm deep, Space by 10 to 15 cm.