The most popular, all-purpose red beet. It is uniform and smooth, with a dark red flesh that is sweet and tasty with attractive foliage that can be picked as salad greens and used to replace Silverbeet. Simple and tasty addition to any veggie patch.
When to Plant Zone 1: September - April Zone 2: July - April Zone 3: Any Zone 4: Any
Soil Well dug through soil that is free-draining. Prepare soil with cow manure and compost a week before planting.
Soil pH Level 6.5-7.0
Position Full sun to part shade
How to Plant Sow directly into the patch at a depth of 1cm. It is a good idea to soak the seeds in water overnight prior to planting to help with germination. Once the seeds have germinated you will need to thin out the seedlings to allow adequate space for the rest to grow.
Companion Plants Onions
Approximate no. of seeds 60
Note: The Veggie Patch Co source seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination