Boltardy is part of the Beet genus and is a Beetroot variety. Its scientific name is Beta vulgaris 'Boltardy'. 'Boltardy' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar.
Ideal beet for early sowing as it does not ‘bolt’. Lift young as baby beets or leave to mature. Excellent source of folate and good source of potassium and vitamin C. The tops or thinnings can be used like spinach and are rich in beta-carotene, calcium and iron. Roots store well for winter use.
Beetroot is an easy crop to grow. The roots are best picked when young and cooked fresh. Pickling is another option. If roots are stored in winter you can have beetroot almost all year round. For best results you should sow little and often and harvest the roots when young and tenderA type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Boltardy is known for growing to a height of approximately 0.9 cm (0.35 inches).
Netherlands is believed to be where Boltardy originates from.
Boltardy Beetroot is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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How to grow Beetroot 'Boltardy'
Water plants well until established. Make regular sowings every 3 weeks to ensure a continuous harvest.Boltardy likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Boltardy is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. Boltardy needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.5 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil to neutral soil).
Growing Boltardy from seed
Sow outdoors thinly where they are to crop into soil that has already been watered.
Sow two seeds at 10cm (4in) intervals, 2.5cm (1in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Sow at fortnightly intervals from mid-April to July for a succession of tender, tasty roots; those sown from June onwards can be used for storing in winterTry to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.74 inches (1.9 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 4°C / 39°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Boltardy about 14 days before your last frost date.
Beetroot 'Boltardy' information
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