Beta vulgaris var cicla
Hardy biennial with leaves for use like silver beet or spinach but with thinner ribs than silver beet. Perfect for growing in pots, in vege plots with limited space, or where you simply don’t have the appetite for a huge crop of standard silverbeet! Abundant crops over a long period – in fact if flowering stems are pinched out and the plant is not allowed to flower the plants can remain perennial for several years. Leaves are also a favourite treat for chooks. 9 cm pot. Certified organic plant.
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