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Beetroot 'Rubidus' (Globe)

Beta vulgaris, Beetroot 'Detroit 6 Rubidus'

Hardy Annual

Bolting is almost a thing of the past with this excellent globe variety! Beetroot 'Rubidus' will be ready to harvest over a week earlier than 'Boltardy', which it supersedes in all respects. The firm, smooth, deep red roots can reach 12.5cm (5") in diameter, but retain their superb tender flesh without a hint of fibre. This vigorous beetroot holds an RHS AGM, and produces high yields which are synonymous with F1 Hybrids. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Sowing Months:
March, April, May, June, July
full sun
    • 1 packet (200 beetroot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.69

Direct sow beetroot seeds outdoors from March to July in a weed free, sunny position in fertile, light, well drained soil. Sow beetroot seeds thinly in shallow drills at a depth of 3cm (1") and 30cm (12") apart. Germination will usually take 12 to 24 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 10cm (4") apart.

When growing beetroot, water as necessary to prevent the soil from drying out and keep the plants cool and moist. This will help to avoid plants running to seed. Roots can be lifted at any time from June to October once they have reached 1" diameter or more. Harvest any remaining crops before the first frosts. Beetroot can be stored until mid spring in boxes of moist sand in a frost free shed or garage.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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  1. disappointed

    By Owen Ravie 05-11-2015

    tried this variety for the first time this year. sowed them in the greenhouse 23rd march then transplanted into garden later. strong sturdy seedlings which grew well then every single plant bolted by the time i decided to lift them all on 1st july. Don't know if it was due to the weather or not. We had a very mild spring then a sudden cold snap (down 2-5 degrees)for a week then temperatures rose into the 20's the next and subsequent weeks. Went back to Boltardy which came on well with no problems


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