Common Name: Beetroot
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Half Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Time to plant seeds: March to July
'Motown' has delicious round, smooth-skinned roots with deep crimson flesh. It shows good resistance to bolting and also, if sown thickly, it is ideal for growing as baby beets. For the earliest crops, sow under cloche protection as soon as the soil warms up at the start of the year. Later crops can be lifted in late autumn and stored in sand for use during the winter months.
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