Beetroot Alto F1 Hybrid
Beetroot Alto F1 Hybrid. The first F1 hybrid cylindrical ‘Housewives choice’ variety with the sweetest of flavours. Beetroot ‘Alto’ F1 produces uniform, straight roots, free from rings with a smooth rich-red skin and flesh colour, making them easy to prepare. Roots stand proud above the soil, but can be earthed up, and remain in good condition for long periods. This RHS AGM beetroot is an easy to grow, space saving variety.
Height: 30cm (12″). Spread: 15cm (6″).
March – July
June – October
How to sow
Sow seeds March to July. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm (1/2″) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart. Prefers well drained, moist, rich soil. Thin seedlings to 5cm (2in) apart for ‘baby beets’ when large enough to handle, or 7cm (3in) for larger, heavier cylindrical roots.
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