Beetroot 'Boltardy' Seeds | Beta Vulgaris | By Mr Fothergills

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Beetroot 'Boltardy' Seeds | Beta Vulgaris | By Mr Fothergills
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Beetroot 'Boltardy' Seeds | Beta Vulgaris | By Mr Fothergills

Beetroot "Boltardy" Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

Our beta vulgaris Beetroot "Boltardy" seeds produce one of the best known and most popular varieties of beetroot. The Boltardy produces high yields of round, deep red, ring free beetroots with a sweet flavour that are perfect for salads, roasting, and pickling. The plants have excellent bolt resistance, making them idea for early sowing. The seeds are a multigerm variety, meaning more than one plant can sprout from a single seed.

Variety Information

No. Seeds Per Pack 275
Sow Indoors March - July
Sow Outdoors March - July
Location Full Sun
Harvest Time June - October
Hardiness Hardy Annual

Features

High Yields
Sweet Flavour
Excellent Bolt Resistance
Multigerm
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
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  • Slug Barrier Circles
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Beetroot is easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: this species is hardy and well-suited to the UK's climate.
  • Planting In Pots: can grow in pots 20cm (8in) in diameter and 20cm (8in) deep or larger.
  • Position: place in full sun for best results.
  • Soil Types: sow in well-cultivated, fertile soil.

Germination Requirements: sow outdoor in a weed-free, sunny position.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow seeds 1cm (1/2in) deep in pots of compost.

Planting Distance (Ground): sow seeds 1cm (1/2in) deep and 30cm (12in) apart.

Soil Preparation: remove weeds and large stones, and rake some fertiliser into the soil 2-3 weeks before planting.

Thinning: when around 2cm (1in) tall, thin seedlings to 5-7cm (2-3in) apart.

Pest Control: surround with polythene barriers to protect from carrot fly. Remove aphids and leaves infected with celery leaf miner as they appear.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry periods.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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