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Description – An excellent resistance to bolting from an early sowing with the colour and the flesh as good as Detroit. Beetroot Boltardy has a sweet fresh flavour.
Sowing – Sow seeds from spring to early summer very thinly in drills 3cm (1in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart.
Growing – When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin them out gradually to 1cm (4in) apart. The later thinnings will be large enough to use in a salad. Pull the beetroot when the roots are 1½ in diameter or larger.
Aftercare – The smaller the root the better the quality. In mid autumn lift the remaining roots twist off the tops and use or store in a clamp as you would potatoes.
Harvest – June to October