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First the Beetroot, then the salad! Beetroot Giant Victorian is a premium purple-leafed/stemmed beetroot variety, bearing beautifully large and sweet beetroots suitable for a range of dishes including desserts, salads and our much loved Summer Beetroot & Camembert Cheese Salad, more on that later, below. The young leaves of Beetroot Giant Victorian are crisp and tender and are great not just as a garnish but as a key component of any salad as they add a whole lot more nutrition and flavour than most common lettuce varieties. The variety Beetroot Giant Victorian is an improved species of the Bull's Blood Beetroot commonly grown in Victorian times as not only a valuable nutritious food but also for the beautiful purple colour in the English gardens of the era. Beetroot Giant Victorian is also popular with home gardeners as it is great for the impatient, with a typical growing cycle time of 8 - 10 weeks from sowing seeds. Now for the salad, no secrets or tricks; Summer Beetroot & Camembert Cheese Salad is highly versatile and can be altered to meet your own flavour preferences, whether it be a more acidic balsamic dressing, a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts or perhaps a different cheese. The key to this great salad is a high quality Camembert and the super fresh ingredients, the Rocket, Spinach and the Beetroot, all varieties available at our store.
Advantages of Beetroot Giant Victorian
Brilliant table beetroot
Large and sweet fruit
Edible purple leaves & stems
30 - 40cm height at maturity
20 - 30cm apart is suitable planting distance
Best to sow in Spring and Autumn
Prefers full sun aspect
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia (prefers cooler environments)
Hardy annual vegetable
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden