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An old Dutch variety with white, tender flesh and a delicate flavour, these beets are simply a delight.
Albina Ice Beetroot Seeds
[55 days] An albino-style beetroot with ivory-white flesh and skin, these beets are particularly good in any dish that calls for beets, but wants a lighter, milder flavour (think fish or poultry dishes). Our favourite uses are raw in salads, roasted, or pickled. You can also eat the greens—they taste like spinach when steamed or sautéed.
Bonus: these beets will not bleed or turn your hands or other dish ingredients red.
Can you grow Albina Ice beetroot in growbags? If you have a smaller garden with not enough space then you can grow in pots. Make sure you containers are 20cm wide and 20cm deep, filling loosely with multi-purpose compost.
How should I prepare my soil for Alibina Ice beetroot? Make sure you use fertile soil for your Albina Ice beets. Mulch your soil with rotted manure before sowing your seeds.
Can I leave Albina Beetroot in the ground in the winter? Many root vegetables can be left in the ground and preserved as long as the soil is well draining. Many veggie growers harvest beetroot when needed. You should always be keeping an eye on the frosty weather, if it gets too frosty outside it can damage the roots. You can protect your Albina Ice by covering with a thick layer of straw or cardboard.
What are good companion plants for Albina Ice beetroot? Never sow your Albina Ice near field mustard. Some good companion vegetables for beets are - Onions, Cabbage, Radish, Lettuce and Beans.
Albina Ice Details
- Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 55 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times