Beetroot - Boltardy
Boltardy has an excellent resistance to bolting from an early sowing with the colour and the flesh as good as Detroit. Beetroot Boltardy has a sweet fresh flavour.
Sow seeds from spring to early summer very thinly in drills 3cm deep in rows 30cm apart. When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin them out gradually to 1cm apart. The later thinnings will be large enough to use in a salad. Pull the beetroot when the roots are 1.5in diameter or larger. The smaller the root the better the quality. In mid-autumn lift the remaining roots twist off the tops and use or store in a clamp as you would potatoes.