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Formanova / Cylindra Beetroot


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Product Code: SEED-FORM


A wonderful heirloom from Denmark, famous for slicing with long cylindrical roots. This tender and sweet variety is also known as ‘Butter Slicer’ or ‘Cooks Delight’ because of it’s wonderful texture.

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3 of 5 Good for salads September 27, 2017
Reviewer: Mark from Tallaght  
I grew these predominantly for the leaves to use in my lunch and salads. They have a heavier feel and taste to any lettuce I've tasted. Slightly earthy but a really good addition to a salad. very satisfying and are really nice if you get some cooked beets still warm and feta cheese then wrap them in the leaves. Now in my 2nd year growing them. Last year I got tiny beets, couldnt use them, but this year I've gotten good size beets. They grow long and thin, not round and fat. I suspect they prefer a well manured/heavy soil and decent amount of rain but the leaves are very susceptible to aphids which is only an issue if you are using the leaves, which you should. Maybe consider getting ladybirds in your patch if growing a lot to battle the aphids. I'd space them maybe a little more than 20cm apart because the leaves and stalks can get fairly big.

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