Pack Qty 1 tsp. approx. 170 Seeds.
An exceptionally deep red beetroot leaf. Atlanta Red will maintain its deep red leaf colour in all conditions including summer heat. Use this sweet tasting leaf when immature (35 days). Ideal to colour up salads.
Grow in moist, well-drained, fertile soil, which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods. Also suitable for growing in containers.
Sow seeds thinly, 13mm (1/2″) deep
Space rows 30cm (12in) apart.
Thin out seedlings when large enough to handle, to 10cm (4in) apart.
Sowing instructions – Babyleaf production
Sow thinly into containers of damp multipurpose or seed compost and lightly cover seeds with sieved compost. Keep the compost damp but not wet. Seedlings will appear within 3-10 days. Keep weed free and well-watered when established. In cooler weather water less frequently. Harvest the baby leaves when large enough to cut. Use scissors to snip off a few from each plant at 2.5cm (1in) from the base. Avoid damaging the central growing point of the plant and allow the remaining leaves to grow on. Feed with a general purpose feed after cutting to support new leaf growth.