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Beetroot 'Alto' F1 Hybrid

Beta vulgaris

£2.99

84% (6 Reviews)

Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit

Smooth rich-red skin and flesh colour

Sweetest of flavours

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

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The first F1 hybrid cylindrical 'Housewives choice' variety with the sweetest of flavours. Beetroot 'Alto' F1 produces uniform, straight roots, free from rings with a smooth rich-red skin and flesh colour, making them easy to prepare. Roots stand proud above the soil, but can be earthed up, and remain in good condition for long periods. This RHS AGM beertroot is an easy to grow, space saving variety. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


1 packet (250 beetroot seeds) (23725)

Sow seeds March to July. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm (1/2") deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart. Prefers well drained, moist, rich soil.

Thin seedlings to 5cm (2in) apart for 'baby beets' when large enough to handle, or 7cm (3in) for larger, heavier cylindrical roots.

When growing beetroot, water as necessary to prevent the soil from drying out and keep the plants cool and moist. This will help to avoid plants running to seed. Roots can be lifted at any time from June to October once they have reached 1" diameter or more. Harvest any remaining crops before the first frosts. Beetroot can be stored until mid spring in boxes of moist sand in a frost free shed or garage.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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