Beetroot is one of the vegetables that I’ve grown since I’ve had the plot, and this year I’m growing several varieties.
There’s the popular red one Cylindra which as the name implies is cylindrical rather than globe shaped. I grew these last year and was pleased with them.
Nikki put me on to golden beets and both she and Beginninghere like them as you can see here. I grow some last year and must say that I really do like the taste of them. This year I’m growing Burpee’s Golden and Detroit Yellow. Despite somewhat erratic germination and their small size I think that they are well worth growing.
I’m also trying the white variety Albina Ice about which I know little, or know of anyone who’s grown them, so it’ll be interesting to see how they grow and what they taste like!
As well as sending me the Detroit Yellow mentioned above Nikki and Beginninghere also sent me a packet of Gourmet Blend which include the varieties Bull’s Blood, which have deep red tops and candy striped roots, and Chioggia, which have rings of bright pink and white
I’ll be sowing my beetroot seeds from April through to August, and hopefully harvesting the beets from June to the autumn. I’m happy with ones that are small, little more than golf ball sized, as they not only cook quicker but really do taste much better.
I suppose that I have to own up and say I love Beetroot!