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An elongated beetroot that makes slicing easy!
Beetroot var. ForonoBeetroot var. Forono

Price: £1.50

Beta vulgaris

This really is something different: a beetroot with elongated roots that are more or less the same thickness along their length. Though they are fairly slow to fill out, the roots are a cook’s dream, producing uniform slices with almost the same diameter. This variety, like other beetroots, can be either sown directly into the ground or multi-seeded in modular trays and then transplanted. It is, however, not bolt-resistant, so put off sowing until the weather warms up in late spring and early summer.

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Approx. number of seeds per pack: 250