Beta vulgaris, Betterave Rouge Noir Plate d’ Egypte, (Before 1885) Aka: Turnip-rooted Beet, Shallow growing, almost on top of the ground, very early maturing, resistant to bolting & originally bred for shallow, rocky soils - Distinct turnip-shaped & flattened roundish, tasty sweet bulbs with very smooth, violet or slate-red skin and deep purple-red flesh of excellent flavour that lacks the earthiness of many other beets, (80 Days), An early variety for fresh use and suitable for greenhouse cultivation as well as great outside. Each beet seed produces 2 to 6 plants. Avoid sowing beetroot on the freshly manured ground., Seed Count Approx - 50 to 60 avg
SOWING - Seeds can be sown every few weeks from March onwards for a regular supply. You can make an early start in late February by sowing indoors & planting out under cloches in March. Seeds are relatively large & are easy to handle so space out along the row. Sow three seeds at 10cm (4in) spacings, 2.5cm (1in) deep, in rows 30cm (1ft) apart. Sow small batches at fortnightly intervals, Avoid sowing beetroot on the freshly manured ground.