Beetroot- Cylindra

Beta vulgaris


Standard seed packet, 50 seeds

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Beetroot- Cylindra

Beta vulgaris

NOT TO NZ


  • Long cylindrical root growing to 20cm
  • Great for slicing


Long cylindrical roots that grow to 20cm by 5cm. Smooth dark red skin with dark red interior; sweet flavour. Easy to peel. The unique shape of this variety makes it ideal for slicing and pickling. Plant has small red/green leaves. Bolt resistant. Saves space in the garden because it can be planted closer together than other varieties.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 15mm
When: Spring, summer and autumn
Row Spacing: 50cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 8cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Days to Maturity/flowering: 50-70 days
Care: Keep well watered. Is susceptible to leaf spot.

(Product number: A4-13-P)


SKU A4-13-P
Botanical name: Beta vulgaris
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 50 seeds
Photo credits:

Photo by Stacy Spensley / CC BY 2.0 / cropped

Not as expected

By: on 22 March 2016
This is the first time I have grown Cylindra Beetroot. They only grew about 2" in length, was expecting double that. I will stick to the Round beetroot in the future. Although these were good roasted, my partner liked these milder tasting ones better than the stronger earthiness of the round ones.
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