Beet SeedsVEGETABLE SEEDS
BEETROOT (Red Beet):
(Beta vulgaris crassa). Sow October to January (cold), July to March (temp), AYR (trop), in soil well manured for the previous crop. Sow 2.5 cm deep in rows 30 cm apart. Thin seedlings out to about 5 cm apart.
A versatile variety that is ideal for Baby Beets, and also produces excellent larger roots. Roots are smooth and dark red.
A mix of all our cultivars, making an interesting and varied mix.
Deep Burgundy leaves with attractive zoned roots when sliced. Leaves are superb for leafy mixes, while the roots are tasty as baby beets or when larger.
Dark red skin with alternating pink and white internal rings. A favourite in Italy where its sweet flavour is sought. Packets only.
Cylindrical roots to 25cm long and 4cm across. Smooth skin, dark red and excellent taste. Highly productive.
Improved globe shaped strain with dark red colour, free from white rings. Best of the Globe varieties.
Golden roots and succulent edible leaves. Unusual and worth considering. Packets only.
Non-staining white roots taste like the best traditional types. Round solid roots with edible leaves.
SILVER BEET (Chard or Spinach Beet):
(Beta vulgaris cicla). Sow 2.5 cm. deep spacing rows 60 cm. apart with 30 cm. between plants. Sow as for Beetroot.
1114: Golden Sunrise (new!)
Succulent broad golden stalks with green lightly crinkled leaves. Very productive.
Light green crinkled leaves with superb flavour. Our preference for taste. Plants to 60 cm.
This true Silverbeet is a favourite for taste. Leaves are smaller and less crinkled than regular varietiest, looking like large Spinach leaves. Can be picked over a long period.
Vigorous, tasty and highly ornamental. Expect stems of red, pink, yellow, cream and in-between shades. Packets only.
1113: Ruby (new!)
Leaves are dark green and mildly crinkled with red veins. Stems are bright crimson. Highly ornamental and tasty too. Plants 45 to 60 cm tall. Ready to harvest in around 2 months.
Large dark green crinkled leaves with broad white stems. The most common cultivar.
Leaves and young roots are delicious. Roots can be huge, and are used as a sugar source. Grow as for red beet, but thin 10 to 30 cm apart. Packets only:
Tops can be used as a green vegetable, while the roots can be used cooked. Roots makes an excellent animal food.