Species: B. vulgaris subsp. cruenta
Beetroot is a variety of Beta vulgaris (subsp. cruenta) belonging to the Chenopodiaceae family. It is a biennial herbaceous plant native to Southern Europe and has been cultivate since ancient times. The plant develops a taproot that swells and can be flattened, round or elongated. Externally it is red or purplish red, while the flesh can be white, pink, red or purple. The leaves sprout from the collar and form a basal rosette, they have long stalks (30 cm and over) which are red or purplish red and terminate in green or greenish red spatulate laminae.
|Scientific name||Beta vulgaris var. cruenta|
|Recommended Seeding||in the ground|
|Amount of seeds||1.50 g|
|Sowing Depth||0.50 cm|
|Distance between rows||30 cm / 50 cm|
|Distance between rows||20 cm / 30 cm|
|Estimated number of plants/sqm||14.00|
|Average growing time||70 gg / 110 gg|
|Average sprouting time||6 gg / 14 gg|
|Produce per sqm||1.50 kg / 5.00 kg|
|Estimated growing sqm per person||0.7|
|Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°)||8 °c - 24 °c|
|Min. Temperature (C°)||5 °c|
|Soil pH||6.50 / 7.00|
|Can be grown in pots||yes|
A mid-early cropping beetroot that resists well in hot weather. The leaves of this variety grow at an average/fast rate, they have red stalks and veins.
The root is globe-shaped with bright red skin. The flesh is red and highly appreciated for its flavour.