Winter Beetroot-Lutz Green Leaf
Approximately 50 Seeds
Most commonly referred to as ‘Winter keeper’ beetroot. Lutz is grown for its long standing capabilities and large roots that do not go woody as most varieties late in the season. The variety also produces vigorous large leaves on attractive red stems. Which can be used as greens and have a mouth- watering flavour. The variety can be sown as per any beet variety and also in Mid Jul for winter crops.
- Sow seeds in situ in Spring after the last frost when the ground has warmed up and then plant successive sowings to early summer.
- For a winter standing crop sow in Mid Jul.
- Thinly Sow 1cm deep in rows 30cm apart. Thin seedlings to 12cm apart.
- Early sowings can be made indoors / heated greenhouse in modules / trays and planted out at 5cm tall after all risk of frost has passed.
- Pre soaking seed in warm water 0.5 – 1 hour before sowing will speed up germination.
- Prior to the first frost and especially in very cold areas, mulch any exposed roots and they will stand deep into winter allowing an extended harvest.