Brilliant pickling Beetroot
Saturday, 10 January 2015 | Cliff
Great beetroot which grows 6 to 8in tall in almost perfect cylinders about 2 to 3 inches in diameter which makes them easy to slice. They do take a bit longer to grow than normal globe beetroot but because they tend to grow upward instead of outward you can get a lot more crop out of a small area. Even at 6 inches tall they do not seem to go woody and are a nice sweet beetroot with good texture and well worth growing. They do not seem to bolt any more than Bolthardy and very good for pickling. Perhaps worth growing some other variety for baby beets and Cylindra for pickling.
Friday, 9 January 2015 | Jack
Ordered this last year and each plant was better than the next. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone!
Friday, 9 January 2015 | Vivianne
I bought these seeds intending to plant in the autumn, however time got the better of me. I planted the seeds on Wednesday 31st Dec and left in a propagator, min 16 C, max 25 C. These had germinated by Wednesday 7th January, 100 % sucess rate, so I am very pleased.
These will be grown on in a cold green house for a couple of weeks and depending on soil conditions I will plant out under cloches towards the end of the month. Hoping to get an early crop in.
Blight resistant, delicious toms
Thursday, 8 January 2015 | Philip
Grew these last year, and despite late planting they still cropped heavily. Alternative variety in pots grown directly adjacent to Sungold got late blight, but these were completely unaffected!