Beetroot "Red Ball" (Beta vulgaris) is both the most popular and most productive beetroot variety. Regular, round shape of the roots and their blood-red colour are the main characteristics of this vegetable. The flesh is juicy with barely visible rings. "Red Ball" belongs to late beetroot varieties intended for summer and autumn harvest, recommended for amateur cultivation and direct consumption in salads and soups. Roots harvested in autumn can be stored until spring without any loss to their colour or firmness. Beetroot is a vegetable rich in protein, sugars, vitamins (C, B1, B2, PP) and minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. Betanin, carotenoids and anthocyanin that all are present in beetroots show anti-cancer, anti-oxidating and blood-forming effects.
Seeds of the "Red Ball" beetroot are sown directly from beginning of April until May for summer harvest, or from beginning of May until end of July for autumn harvest in 30-40 x 5 cm spacings. Sandy-clay, humous soil with neutral reaction on sunny sites become these plants. Depending on the sowing period, roots are harvest-ready from July until October.
Coating used for the "Red Ball" beetroot seeds makes precise single-seed sowing much easier and eliminates the need for later thinning, as well as protects the germinating seeds from harmful pathogens in the soil.
One package contains 100 seeds of "Rde Ball" beetroot, as well as the sow-by date and growing instructions.
- Use: direct consumption - salads, soups; storage
- Harvest time: July - October
- Site: sunny; sandy-clay, humous soil with neutral reaction
- Quantity: 100