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Beetroot 'Rainbow Mixed'

Beta vulgaris

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?

A rainbow of 5 different tasty beets!

Harvest as mature plants or baby beets

Quick and easy to grow

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Beetroot 'Rainbow Mixed' is a stunning mix of five beetroot varieties. With contrasting outer skins, flesh, stems and leaves these will provide an eye catching display in the garden. Each variety has a beautiful sweet flavour and are delicious eaten hot or cold, cooked or pickled. Slice and add to salads or a colourful crunch, or steam the tender stems and leaves and use an alternative to spinach. Collection comprises of Beetroot 'Subeto' F1 Hybrid - Deep, rich, purple-red roots with purple stems and green leaves.Beetroot 'Boldor' - A vibrant globe variety with yellow flesh and an orange outer skin. The yellow stems contrast nicely with the bright green leaves. Beetroot 'Chioggia' - A striking globe variety with red-pink skin and an appealing 'bullseye' formation of red and white rings on the inside fading to soft pink when cooked. Pink stems. Beetroot 'Albina Vereduna' - Pure white roots with superb flavour, and pale green stems. Beetroot 'Bull's Blood Scarletta' - A striking variety with dark burgundy-purple leaves, stems and outer skins. When cut open, roots are cerise pink with attractive concentric rings. Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 15cm (6in)

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 15cm (6in)

Hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun

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20 Plug Plants (KC7569)

Delivered ready for planting at the correct time so that you can enjoy bigger, earlier and tastier vegetables. Gradually acclimatise beetroot plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to planting outdoors.

Grow beetroots in light, rich fertile, well drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Space beetroots at a distance of 10cm (4") apart, and water thoroughly after planting. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects.

When growing beetroot, it is only necessary to water occasionally to prevent the soil from drying out. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Beetroot appreciate an application of a high nitrogen fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season. Beetroot may be harvested at any stage during the summer depending on the size and maturity of root required. Lift any remaining crop before the first autumn frosts and store in a frost free location. Culinary note: Cooked beetroot may be eaten cold in salads or as a hot vegetable.

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 £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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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.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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