Beetroot - Cylindra
This is a half long stump rooted variety, perfect for slicing, excellent flavour and very good for winter storage. However it is slower to maturity than globe varieties. This beetroot is rich in Beta carotene, calcium, iron and folic acid.
Sow from march to July. Sow thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm (3/4") deep with 30cm (12") between the rows. Thin the seedlings gradually as they grow, to an eventual spacing of 10cm (4"). Do not transplant. The roots hold for a good period before going "woody", therefore it is possible pull and store for winter use.