Red Bikores€2.25Beetroot Bikores produces smooth-skinned red roots with dark-red flesh, it is a fairly sweet beetroot with a full and rounded flavour and has consistently been one of the highest ranking beetroot in taste tests. It is resistant to bolting and suitable for early sowing under cloches and for maincrop use.
Beetroot 'Boston' is an excellent improved Boltardy selection. The round roots have a smooth skin and good internal colour and texture. Slow bolting, it is ideal for early sowings, this maincrop variety can be sown from early March right through to late August.
Cylinder Beetroot€1.75Beetroot Cylindra is a dark red, cylindrical root. This unique variety has a fine, smooth texture with little fibre, the root maintains its sweetness and tenderness over a long growing season. With an earthy-caramel taste, they are especially lovely when roasted.
Heritage (USA 1892)€2.25Detroit 2 Crimson Globe or Rote Ruben is a popular improved Detroit globe beetroot. It is a classic, main-crop beetroot which produces excellent quality, smooth skinned beets with strong skin and ox-blood flesh colour. It is recommended as a good cultivar to use for succession sowings.
Early / Maincrop
“The old Egyptian turnip or flat-rooted beetroot has the best flavour but is scarce.” Bob Flowerdew. Beetroot 'Flat of Egypt’ is a very old heritage variety that produces smooth skinned roots, often heart-shaped, with a deep red, tender and flavoursome flesh.
Cylinder Beetroot€2.95Beetroot 'Forono' is a popular and productive cylindrical variety that forms a uniform, elongated, dark-red root. With a fine, smooth texture with little fibre, the root maintains its sweetness and tenderness over a long growing season. Awarded the RHS AGM. Organic Seeds.
Heritage (USA 1940's)€2.75
Out of stockWho would have thought that peeling and caramelising a few roots in the oven, would glorify this humble root vegetable to new heights? These golden beauties are an absolute delight, with a slightly honeyed taste. Use them baked sautéed, steamed or in soups. Organic Seed.
Baby Beetroot, Baby Leaf, Micro Leaf.€2.75It is not without reason that Pablo F1 is a winner of the RHS AGM. These exceptionally uniform, smooth skinned, perfectly round beets have a wonderfully attractive rich red colouration and excellent skin quality. A great choice for baby beetroot or it can be left to mature.
Dolce di Chioggia or Barabietola di Chioggia
Heritage (Italian 1840's)€2.20Barabietola di Chioggia is a globe-shaped heirloom Italian variety, grown today mainly for its unusual colouring, but it has a mild and sweet flavour. It can be sown from very early in the season until late and can be grown in raised beds or containers all year round.