A picture of a Beetroot 'Albino White'

Beetroot 'Albino White'

Beta vulgaris 'Albino White'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Beetroot 'Albino White' Overview

Beetroot are cold climate vegetables - thriving in cooler climates. This interesting heirloom is prized for its white roots. They are best for roasting with other vegetables, and can be used for making sugar. 'Albino White' is a gourmet vegetable suitable for even novice gardeners.

Common problems with Beetroot 'Albino White'

Root rot and mice and moles affect the root. Rust, Aphids, Cercospora leaf spot, 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 of these.

Beetroot 'Albino White' Companion Plants

Lettuce, beans, brassicas, onions, garlic

How to harvest Beetroot 'Albino White'

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. To prevent the shoulders of the Albino from turning green, hill soil up around the plant to cover any exposed root tops.

How to propagate Beetroot 'Albino White'

Seed

Direct sow thinly in rows 15 cm apart and cover with 1 cm of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. The seeds take 8-18 days to germinate. Sowing time is best during spring or early summer in cold climates r in warmer climates during cold mnths.

Special features of Beetroot 'Albino White'

Pot plant

Choose containers that are at least 20 cm in diameter and equally deep.

Crop rotation

Heavy Feeder

Other uses of Beetroot 'Albino White'

Culinary, medicinal

culinary

medicinal