- Heirloom from the 1700's
- Large roots and tender green leaves
Heirloom from the 1700's. Very large white/yellow tapered roots and green silverbeet like leaves. Roots have an excellent flavour and smooth texture if eaten when young; good for soups, roasting and as a steamed vegetable. Leaves are tender and are used like spinach; good for stir-fries and as a steamed vegetable. Also known as Fodder Beet, Mangold, Mangel Beet and Field Beet. Also commonly grown as a fodder crop for animals. Best suited to cooler climates. Roots can grow in excess of 18kg but are much better eating when picked young.
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring and autumn|
|Germination:||5-10 days @ 10-30°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual)|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||150 days|
(Product number: E4-18)
|Botanical name:||Beta vulgaris|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||50 seeds|
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