Beetroot Boro F1 ORGANIC

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  • Beta vulgaris
  • Seed Packet contains approx 200 seeds.
  • F1 hybrid. ORGANIC
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Beetroot Boro F1

Beetroot Boro F1 is the market standard variety which is tough, widely adapted, and reliable. Smooth, rich red skin and excellent flavour.  Big healthy tops are also useful for salads. Stores well in the winter in the ground.

Harvest the leaves as baby greens, or when the roots have a diameter of 7-15 cm.

Sow – Mid September to early March (cool climate)

Spacing – 10 cms apart, I multi sow 3 seed to a hole and water well as they grow. If keeping the water up is difficult, thin to 1 plant. Add Boron to watering can upon planting helps in Tassie soils.

Beets were domesticated in the ancient Middle East, primarily for their greens, and were grown by the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. By the Roman era, it is thought that they were cultivated for their roots as well.

From the Middle Ages, beetroot was used as a treatment for a variety of conditions, especially illnesses relating to digestion and the blood. Bartolomeo Platina recommended taking beetroot with garlic to nullify the effects of “garlic-breath”.

During the middle of the 19th century, wine often was coloured with beetroot juice.

 

Quantity

1000 seeds, Packet

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