This heirloom beetroot variety traditionally used as a fodder plant is fit for human consumption. It has an elongated orange-yellow root, which can reach 4 kg and stores very well. The light green foliage is edible.
Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris
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 indoors from March to May or directly into the ground after the threat of frost has passed from April to July 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.