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BEETROOT Egyptian

Beta vulgaris

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Amaranthaceae

Subfamily: Betoideae

Characteristics: Root vegetable

Seed per packet: 30

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An heirloom beet with sweet flavours that have been refined and improved over the years.

Egyptian beetroot is a flatter rooted beet with smooth skin and a deep red, tender and flavoursome flesh.

Roots grow mainly above the surface of the soil in a well-drained and sunny position and once harvested, will store well for use through the winter months. Fast growing beet.

Tropical: Autumn, Winter Spring
Temperate: Winter to Mid-Autumn
Cool climate: Spring to Early Autumn

Sow: 12mm deep
For best results grow in trays of a quality seed raising mix transplant when 6cm high. Alternatively sow direct and thin to strongest plant.
Plant space: 10-12cm
Row Space: 20-25cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 8-10 weeks

Adaptable to most good garden soils, prefers an open sunny position. Avoid deformed beets by planting them in loose soil free from stones or rocks.

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