Mild-tasting golden roots Introduced in the USA in the 1940's. Great mild taste with golden roots that can be lifted as baby beets, making an attractive addition to mixed salads, or left to mature. The orange roots turn a lovely golden colour when cooked.
Outdoors: Sow thinly, April-July, where they are to crop, 2.5cm (1") deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 30cm (1') between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Thin seedlings to 10cm (4") apart. Water well until plants are established. Regular sowings, made every three weeks, should ensure a continuous supply of young beets.
Orange roots turn golden yellow when cooked. 'Baby' leaves make an attractive addition to mixed salads. Harvested roots can be stored in dry sand for winter use.