A picture of a Beetroot 'Cylindra'

Beetroot 'Cylindra'

Beta vulgaris 'Cylindra'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

40cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Beetroot 'Cylindra' Overview

This beet looks more like a red-purple carrot than a beet. With its long downward growth, this beet cannot be confused with another variety. Interesting addition to salads and meals.

Common problems with Beetroot 'Cylindra'

Root rot and mice and moles affect the root. Rotate crops to prevent Cercospora leaf spot. Rust, Aphids, Damping off, Darkling beetle (Rove beetle), Downy mildew, Leaf miner all feed on or destroy the leaves of the plant. A good insecticide or fungicide should be used at the first sight..

    Beetroot 'Cylindra' Companion Plants

    Lettuce, beans, brassicas, onions, garlic

    How to harvest Beetroot 'Cylindra'

    Beets are ready to be harvest within 8 - 12 weeks of sowing. For early cropping, wait until the bulb is at least 5 cm in diameter.

    How to propagate Beetroot 'Cylindra'

    Seed

    Soak seeds in warm water for an hour or two prior to planting. Germination in 10-14 days. Sow seeds directly in rows 30 cm. Cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist.

    Special features of Beetroot 'Cylindra'

    Crop rotation

    Heavy Feeder

    Other uses of Beetroot 'Cylindra'

    Culinary, medicinal

    culinary

    medicinal