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Beetroot Burpees Golden Seeds, average packet contents :  200 seeds

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Beetroot Burpees Golden is something a bit different from the usual red beet. It produces attractive globe shaped, orange-yellow roots that turn a golden yellow colour when cooked.

Burpees Golden has a sweet taste and is tender, even when picked large. The leaves are light green and can be steamed or used raw in mixed salads. Sow little and often and you will be picking the roots over several months from end of June onwards.

Beetroot Burpees Golden Sowing Guidelines
When to Sow Seeds: Apr, May, Jun
Germination Temperature: 12C +
Cover Seed: Yes
Time to Germinate: 5 - 7 Days
Frost Hardy: No
Spacing Between Plants: 10cm
Row Spacing: 30cm
Plant Height: 40cm

General Beetroot Growing Tips

Beetroot is an easy crop to grow. The roots are best picked when young and cooked fresh. Pickling is another option. If roots are stored in winter you can have beetroot almost all year round.

  • Sow Beetroot from early march under cloches, or if sowing in the open from mid-April to July for a regular supply of tasty roots. Sowings made from June onwards can be also be used for storing for winter use.
  • Alternatively, sow into large cell trays and plant out when ready.
  • If sowing direct in the ground, sow approx 2cm deep with a 10cm spacing in the rows, the rows should be around 30cm apart.
  • Dry soil will lead to woody roots, so water well and make sure the soil is always moist.
  • Protect early seedlings with fleece if a cold spell is forecast. Young beetroot plants are sensitive to cold and could bolt to seed early. There are bolt resistant varieties available and these should be your first choice for early sowings.
  • Feed every other week.
  • Do not let the beetroot get too big as this will reduce taste and quality.

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Great beetroot!
Tuesday, 29 October 2013  |  Anna

I can definitely recomment this beetroot!! No bolting, all seeds produced lovely orange roots and tender green leaves, which we turned into 'beetroot burgers'. The roots are not very big, but it's not a problem for me. Plus, no stains on fingers after taking the skins off! Very sweet too!

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