Beetroot - Kestrel
These beetroots have smooth, round, dark red skinned roots with a superb dark flesh colour and increased sugar levels. Beetroot Kestrel is delicious cooked or eaten raw, used as 'baby beets' or when mature. Good resistance to bolting.
Sow seeds from March to July thinly, 1cm deep in drills 30cm apart. Thin seedlings to about 2cm for 'baby beets' or to 5-7cm for larger roots. Use the thinnings in salads. Roots can be lifted in late autumn, tops twisted off, and stored in boxes of dry sand or peat in a frost-free shed or garage.