17 Nov 2012

Beta vulgaris 'Boltardy' Plants

Boltardy' continues to be one of the most popular types of beetroot. Bolt-resistant, it can be planted previously than many beetroot. For the first plants, sow under cloche protection as soon as the ground heats up up at the start of the year. Later plants can be put in delayed fall and saved in sand for use during winter months season season.

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Genus: Beta
Species: vulgaris
Cultivar: Boltardy
Plant type: Vegetable
Foliage colour: Purple
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Hardiness: Half hardy
Skill level: Beginner
Height: 23cm
Spread: 25cm
Time to plant seeds: April to June


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