A result of quick and steady growth, the best beets are sweet, smooth, tender and have good colour inside. Buy Formanova Cylindra from here.
- Sow seeds 2.5 cm [1″] apart and 1.5 cm [0.5″] deep.
- Thin to 8-10 cm apart when plants are 8-10 cm tall.
- To prevent scabs, ensure the soil is rich with humas.
- For best taste and appearance, harvest when globe varieties are about 8 cm wide.
Beet – Formanova [Cylindra] – 55 days. A high quality cylindrical beet for slicing. Carrot shaped roots are 15 cm [6″] long by 5-8 cm [2-3″] in diameter, providing up to 4 times the number of uniform slices than other beets. Deep red colour, and fine texture. Excellent for commercial canneries and home gardeners. Buy Formanova Cylindra from seed centre.