Beetroot - Red Ace F1 Hybrid
This is a main crop variety with round to oval, high quality roots with a dark red colour. The hybrid vigour of Beetroot Red Ace makes it a very strong grower which will do well in most sites and soils; good in dry seasons. Excellent for exhibition.
Sow seeds from spring to early summer very thinly in drills 3cm deep in rows 30cm apart. When seedlings are large enough to handle thin them out gradually to 10cm 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 roots 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.