Beetroot 'Red Ace' F1 Hybrid (Globe)
Crops of a beautiful colour and a taste to match, Beetroot 'Red Ace F1 Hybrid' is sure to bring you high quality crop yields.
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. Andrew Tokely says: "I find Beetroot Red Ace quick to germinate and it produces good size roots for use in the kitchen or for exhibiting at the local shows and has won many prizes for me. I sow in succession from April-end of June for a continuous supply".
A great plant to grow even in the less ideal soils, 'Red Ace F1 Hybrid' is a strong performer in contidions most beetroots would struggle in.
Plant Type: Vegetables, Culinary/Edible
Hardiness: H4: Hardy - Average Winter (-10C to -5C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 30cm x W 15cm (at maturity)
Pot Size: Seeds
Foliage Colour: Green
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Light Sandy, Rich Fertile
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Planting Style: Patio Containers, Courtyard Garden, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Season of Interest: Summer
Sowing / Planting (from - to): March - July
Harvesting (Harvesting Period & Instructions): June - October
Typically Available (from - to): January - December
Direct sow beetroot seeds outdoors from March to July in a weed free, sunny position in fertile, light, well drained soil. Sow beetroot seeds thinly in shallow drills at a depth of 3cm (1") and 30cm (12") apart. Germination will usually take 12 to 24 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 10cm (4") apart.
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