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Characteristics: Root vegetable
Seed per packet: 25
Giant smooth long roots of cylindrical shape, weighing up to 9 kilo (20 lbs) each and growing two-thirds above ground.
Solid white flesh with high food value.
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.