Beta vulgaris var. vulgaris 'Monorubra'

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Beetroot
Monorubra
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Scientific Classification
Species: Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Monorubra is a long, cylindrically-rooted variety of beetroot, which is slow to turn woody.[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 thinly in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Cover lightly with 2.5cm (1in) of fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. For continuous crops, sow every 2-3 weeks.[1]

Aftercare[edit]

When large enough, thin if necessary, to 7.5cm (3in) apart. Keep moist and weed free.[1]

Harvest[edit]

June-October when roots are up to 10cm (4in) long. Twist the tops off as this prevents 'bleeding'.[1]

Storing[edit]

Store roots in sand in a cool frost-free place.

References[edit]

  1. a b c d (2010). Beetroot, Monorubra - Seed Packet. Johnsons, Newmarket, Suffolk.
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