Bred by Dobbies of Edinburgh during the 19th century, this variety produces attractive red stems and long, tapered roots weighing up to 1.5kg if allowed to grow on. Even at this tremendous size the roots do not become woody. Beets have a sweet flavour, some having lighter rings when cut across. The roots can be cut prior to cooking without any of the colour bleeding.
Get access to rare and heirloom seed varieties by becoming a Heritage Seed Library member today.