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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 Broad Bean 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.
Can you soak your Cylindra beetroot seeds before planting out? To help the germination process you can soak your Cylindra beetroot seeds overnight. Once they begin to sink you can plant them out into the garden!
What type of soil should I sow my beetroot seeds in? Beetroot will grow in most soil conditions, however it's known not to grow well in alkaline and acid rich soil. It is recommended that you use fertile soil, so you can mulch your soil with rotted manure/compost before sowing your seeds.
What are good companion plants for Cylindra beetroot? Cylindra beetroot shouldn't be planted near field mustard but can be good companions with: Onions, Beans, 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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