Alvro Mono, organic seeds

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NOTE! May not be imported into Finland.


Information

This isa very early and uniform beetroot. The fastest in our trials the last twoyears. Usually a beetroot seed consists of a cluster of several seeds, whichgives many small plants in the same spot. When it comes to Alvro the seedcluster is separated to solitary seeds, which makes thinning unnecessary. The beet has a thin skin, is a bit flat-round and has a uniform dark violet flesh.The tasty foliage has dark red stalks and green leaves. A package containsabout 150 seeds. Organic seeds. 


 

Product number:6530
Scientific name:Beta vulgaris var. conditiva
Botanic family:The Beet Family - Chenopodiaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:50
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:May–July
Sowing depth:2 cm
Germination time:7–12 days
Plant spacing:3–8 cm
Row spacing:30–50 cm
Height:25–30 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:June–October
Seeds/g:60–90 seeds
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice

Sowing

The beet root seeds are troublesome. They want the exact right proportions between heat, moisture and oxygen to germinate evenly.  Many rot in cold soil and the number of bolters grows. If it is too wet they soon rot and if the soil is dense or dry nothing happens. Sow the seeds thinly and gradually until July about 2 cm deep. Beet roots which are to be stored should be sown late otherwise they may get too large and hard.  

Spacing

Keep 3-8 cm between the plants and 30-50 cm between the rows. The shorter distance should be ok for these round beets. 

Harvest

Small beet roots with the leaves intact, lightly poached are delicacies during the whole summer. Harvest the beet roots for storage before the iron nights begin. Leave a few cm of foliage and do not trim the roots, for the beet root easily bleeds. Keep the beets in sand, peat, dry leaves or just in bags at low temperature and high air humidity. They can, like other vegetables, be sliced thinly and dried, preserved in acetic acid or soured in milk. 

Seed

Unlike most beet root varieties where the seed is actually a cluster of seeds, the seed of Alvro Mono is just the one.
60-90 seeds/g. 80 g for 100 m of the these round beets. 1.8 kg for 1000 m2.
A portion contains about 150 seeds.