Vegetable - Beetroot - Egyptian Turnip Rooted
Beetroot - Egyptian Turnip Rooted
Introduced before 1885, this is a somewhat unusual variety in that the roots are rounded and flattened and grow almost entirely above ground; indeed turnip-shaped. They have very smooth, violet or slate-red skin and deep purple-red flesh of excellent flavour. Valuable for summer salads as it comes to maturity early in the season.
Sow outdoors from March to July.