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  • Beetroot – Cylindra (Autumn)

    (10 Plants)

    Unusual, easy to grow and deliciously tasty
    This cylindrical beetroot has a smooth skin and dark purple-red flesh. This unique variety has a very fine, smooth texture with little fibre. The root maintains its sweetness and tenderness over a long growing season and does not get woody. The roots stand proud above the soil, but can be earthed up and will remain in good condition for a long period.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Cylindra (organic*)

    In the kitchen: The roots of this beetroot are sweet with an earthy-caramel taste, especially lovely when roasted. Or you could try boiling the beetroot or sliced up and in salads.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in September and October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in September and October approx 10cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. Choose a sheltered, warm location, or grow in a greenhouse. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn.

    When to harvest: Harvest before the first frosts if growing outside. If growing in a greenhouse, they should be ok in the ground until you want to use them.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.