Beta vulgaris var. vulgaris 'Boltardy'

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Beetroot
Boltardy
Beetroot Boltardy.jpg
Scientific Classification
Species: Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Boltardy is a popular variety of beetroot. It can be sown early in the year through to mid summer for successional crops and is slow to run to seed.[1]

Planner[edit]

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow outdoors
Harvest

Growing[edit]

Main article: Beetroot

Sowing[edit]

Sow seeds thinly, about 2cm (1in) apart, in pre-watered shallow rows and cover with a little soil. Allow about 30cm (12in) between rows. As seedlings develop, thin them to about 10cm (4in) apart.[1]

Aftercare[edit]

Keep soil moist at all times to prevent roots becoming dry and woody.[1]

Harvest[edit]

July-October. Twist the tops off the roots rather than cutting them to prevent 'bleeding'.[1]

References[edit]

  1. a b c d (2010). Beetroot Boltardy - Seed Packet. Unwins. Cambs.
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