Beetroot Boltardy Seeds
Ideal for early sowing with excellent bolt-resistance. Even shape with good colour, texture and flavour.
A Best Buy variety as recommended by the Gardening Press and Consumer Groups.
For the earliest crops sow bolt-resistant varieties under cloches from mid-March, otherwise from April.
Recommended by Rachel de Thame in BBC Gardeners World Magazine (January 2015 edition): “A real favourite with gardeners. As the name suggests, it’s bolt-resistant so you can sow it from early in the season until late. Has a sweet flavour.”
Also recommended by Charles Dowding, Matt Biggs, Jane Bingham, Rosie Yeoman, Terry Walton and Mike Thurlow.
Planting & Harvesting
Sow & Grow
Outdoors: Sow thinly, March-July, where they are to crop, 2.5cm (1") deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 30cm (1') between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Thin seedlings to 10cm (4") apart. Water well until plants are established. Regular sowings, made every three weeks, should ensure a continuous supply of young beets. Harvest: June-October.
Hint's & Tips
Do not cut the leaves, but twist them off to prevent the colour 'bleeding.' Young leaves are also edible and can be cooked like spinach.