Heritage Status: Overseas
Bio-Region of Origin: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 150
Description: Selected by seedsman Kees Sahin in the Netherlands from the French variety Crapaudine for the darkest coloured leaves. The juice from this beet is used to make the only red food colouring allowed by Swedish law. Very sweet 35 days for edible leaves, 55 days for edible root.
Planting Instructions: Scatter seed into trays leaving plenty of space so they don’t need pricking out, cover with 3mm of seed raising mix. Transplant 2-4 weeks later at 10 cm diagonal spacing.