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BEETROOT Melbourne Early

Beta vulgaris

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Amaranthaceae

Subfamily: Betoideae

Characteristics: Root vegetable

Seed per packet: 25

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An heirloom variety produces globe shaped, deep red fruits with fine sweet flavour. Cold tolerant can be picked as baby beets.

Fresh leaves have sweet taste and can be used in salads. Slow to bolt.

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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