Zilver 2, organic seeds
Is a well-known old white beet (1885) which yields a large crop of medium-green, fleshy leaves with thick broad stems. Silver is the most typical white beet, it is reliable and tolerates some frost. A portion contains about 200 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Beta vulgaris var. cicla|
|Botanic family:||The Beet Family - Chenopodiaceae|
|Days to maturity:||52|
SowingSow directly in open ground, 1-2 cm deep when the soil has become a bit warmer. If sown too early in cold soil, the amount of bolting increases.
SpacingBetween plants 10-20 cm and 35-50 cm between rows.
HarvestBreak off the outer leaves at the base, when needed. The leaves are generally used as spinach and the thick stalks can be cooked like asparagus. Chard can be harvested well into autumn and frozen after parboiling or dried in low heat. Covered with organic material, it can overwinter in a large part of the country and provide an early spring harvest before it begins to flower. Small fresh leaves are good raw.
Seed1 g contains 50-70 seeds. A portion sows several metres. For 100 metres, 30-40 g is needed.
A portion contains about 200 seeds.