|Latin name:||Beta vulgaris 'Albina Vereduna'|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||July - November|
Beetroot seed needs no prior treatment - the seed is ready to use.
Beetroot may require some extra fertiliser (a sprinkling of granulated cow manure), especially potassium once they're growing well. Water extra in periods of drought and keep the bed free of weeds. This will promote good healthy growth of your beetroot.
It is of course possible to harvest beets in the first year but beetroot is actually a bi-annual. The first year it grows the rosette of leaves with a carrot like root (the beet). In the 2nd year, the plant will grow leaves first again but will quickly bolt and form an uninteresting flower stalk.
Beets are strong plants that do not have many problems with any pests or sickness. They can withstand quite a bit of cold so can be harvesting right through the autumn. There are many varieties of beetroot nowadays, usually focusing on the various colours of the beetroot 'flesh'.
Beta vulgaris is a member of the Amaranthaceae family.