Vegetables

Beetroot 'Derwent Globe'

Originally bred by Yates in Tasmania in the 1920s, Derwent Globe produces deep red, globe-shaped roots. Flesh is deliciously tender, juicy and sweet. Fast maturing, and grows all year round in most climates. Enjoy it raw in Summer salads, or baked to perfection in a Winter roast.

Position

Full sun.

Sow

Each seed is a cluster of 1-4 true seeds in a corky base. Soak for two hours before sowing to ensure water reaches the seeds. Sowing in seed raisiing trays will allow all seedlings from each cluster to be transplanted later.

Care

Transplant when 3-5cm tall into a sunny, well-drained position. Apply Yates Thrive Soluble Fertiliser occasionally, and keep seedlings well watered. Successive sowing will ensure continuous harvest. Protect from snails with Yates Blitzem.