GENUS: Beta SPECIES: vulgaris
Heritage Status: Overseas
Bio-Region of Origin: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 150
Description: Spread around the world in the 1840’s from Italy, this is a uniquely beautiful flesh has alternating red and white concentric rings that resemble a bulls’ eye. Very tender, good for eating raw and pickling. Thick medium green leaves are also excellent cooked as greens when cooked with ghee or butter. Retains markings if baked whole and sliced just before serving. A spectacular variety.
Planting Instructions: Scatter seed into trays leaving plenty of space so they don’t need pricking out, cover with 3mm of seed raising mix. Transplant 4 weeks later at 10 cm diagonal spacings.