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Seller Notes: Germination test date and results will be on packet.
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States Climate: Sub-tropical, Temperate
A Victorian variety of beetroot bred by the old American seedhouse Burpee. As its name suggests, the roots are orange-yellow in colour and turn to a deep golden yellow when cooked with the added bonus that it doesn't bleed and stain like conventional beetroot.
Best eaten when between golf ball and tennis ball size, they maintain a good flavour and texture when larger.
Young leaves can be eaten as baby leaves. The small beets can be used as salad beetroot and then of course the mature beets can be used in salads or cooked as a vegetable. Eat raw grated, boiled - with or without vinegar, or roasted as beetroot chips - Molly and Milly Shirley's favourite. And if that's not enough you can use the mature leaves just like Spinach or Chard.
For Early Beetroot
Sow February to April, preferably in module trays; this is a cluster seed so multiple seedlings will emerge.
Plant out after hardening off 4" (10 cm) apart in rows 12" (30 cm)apart.
Thin out to one plant per station or remove one at a time carefully when about the size of a table tennis ball leaving one to grow to full size.
Harvest approximately May - July.
For Main Crops
Sow mid April to July two seeds 4" (10 cm) apart in rows 12" (30 cm) apart. Sow in 1" (2.5 cm) deep drills.
When the seedlings are 1" (2.5 cm) high thin out to one plant per station or remove one at a time carefully when about the size of a table tennis ball leaving one to grow to full size.
Harvest approximately September - October.
Water regularly in hot dry weather to keep roots sweet and stop them going 'woody'.
Roots will store all Winter without loss of flavour if plunged in course sand or well composted bark.
Terms and conditions, READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $14 from this ad will be shipped with tracking, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class 2-10 day shipping (NO TRACKING and no planting instructions to keep seed costs to the buyer low), in a ziplock baggie. Our goal is to save you money on quality seeds. We are responsible sellers, and we make sure our buyers are well taken care of. Shipped within 2 business days after payment. We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily available online, but if you can’t find germinating and care instructions, please feel free to message us). Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we do not ship growing instructions. Multiple orders of a single item will be combined into 1 ziplock. We are not responsible for buyer germination success, seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate, and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, quantity is estimated. Liability of seller is limited to the cost of the item(s).
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