Beet - Egyptian Flat Rooted â€“ Kahira
Ideal for early sowings in frames and for successional sowing outside, Kahira is a flatter-rooted beet with smooth skin and a deep red, tender and flavoursome flesh. Roots grow mainly above the surface of the soil in a well-drained and sunny position and once harvested, will store well for use through the winter months.
Sow in March in frames, and from April-July outdoors. Sow seed thinly, 1cm deep in drills 30cm apart. Thin seedlings to 3-5cm apart when large enough to handle. Harvest when roots reach about 4cm in diameter or more, when they are delicious raw.