Crimson Globe Beetroot
Beta vulgaris var crassa
Crimson Globe is a great, fine fleshed, eating and storage variety that grows well in most soils. This is an improved version of the very famous Detroit Dark Red, with slightly rounder roots. This beetroot performs exceptionally well as a pickler and freezes very well.
Seed count: Approximately 100 seeds
Best planting: August – April
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.
- Height/width of the plant: 30+ cm
- Ideal germination temperature: 10°C
- Average germination in days: 5-7 days
- Sow method: This seed is best sown directly in the soil as transplanting could reduce your yield.
- Plant type: Hardy, Annual
- Plant use: Grown mainly for harvesting its root, however, it is also grown as a leaf crop or the young leaves can be used as salad greens.
- Plant/row spacing: 5 cm/25 cm
- Days to harvest: 48 days
- Seed treatment: Certain seeds like beetroot and swiss chards have a very corky seed coat. Soaking them overnight allows water to penetrate the coat and assists with germination.