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Homegrown beetroot and chard (or leaf beet) seeds are simply delicious and easy to grow. They can generally be sown from March to July/August and will give you a good crop of vegetables to keep your salads bright and fresh.
Beetroot 'Cardeal' F1 Hybrid (Globe)
Beta vulgarisA well shaped globe beetroot specially bred for baby beet production. Beetroot 'Cardeal' produces smooth skinned, red fleshed golf ball sized roots with a particularly sweet flavour. This tasty variety is easy to grow and shows some resistance to downy mildew.Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”). More info
Beetroot 'Kahira' (Egyptian Flat Rooted) - Heritage
Beta vulgarisThis flatter-rooted, heritage beetroot produces smooth skinned roots with a deep red, tender and flavoursome flesh. Beetroot 'Kahira' is ideal for early sowings in frames and for successional sowing outside for a prolonged cropping period. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”). More info
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