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A beautiful, cylindrical beet that is easy to grow and even easier to slice! The roots never go ‘woody,’ maintaining their sweetness and tenderness throughout the long growing season. Also known as the “Butter Slicer” because of its superb texture and easy slicing. A Danish heirloom.
Cylindra Beetroot Seeds
[55 days] Truly one of the best beetroot varieties in cultivation today, Cylindra beetroot offers superior quality, germination and flavour. Just as its name suggests, Cylindra beetroot produces a cylindrical root about the same circumference around the entire root long. The roots have the satisfyingly deep-red flesh and maintain excellent flavour and texture throughout the growing season (when adequately watered). The roots are between 6-8” (7-10cm), resist going woody, and have a lovely caramel taste.
The greens are sweeter than many other varieties of beets and are great stir-fried, steamed, or stewed. What’s more, its cylindrical shape makes it a cook’s darling, as it’s super easy to cut into uniform pieces (it cuts “like butter!”). The shape of the roots also makes it easier to plant in smaller gardens or allotments, as the plants take up less space.
This variety doesn’t store well, so eat when young and tender.
What happens if I don't thin my Cylindra beets? When growing Cylindra you need to make sure you thin the seedlings before they get overcrowded. Failing to thin your Cylindra can cause your beets to be unhappy and develop weak roots beneath the soil. Once your seedlings have grown to around 5 inches tall you should begin thinning.
What type of soil should I sow my beetroot seeds in? Cylindra can grow in a variety of different soil conditions as long as it is not overly acidic or with high alkaline levels. Make sure to use fertile soil by mulching rotted manure with soil before sowing your seeds.
What grows well with Cylindra beetroot? Planting Cylindra beetroots near mustard is a definite NO as it can stunt the plants grow dramatically and increase the likelihood of pests that will attack your crops. Beetroot thrive when planted in companionship with Onions, Lettuce, Cabbage and Radish.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 20 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 60 Days
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