Out Standing in our Field

Beetroot at Canara Farm

Hi and welcome to the latest blog from our very special market garden, at Canara Farm, Mylor. Today Pete will be talking about the beetroot currently in season and available to order.

Pete and the Beetroot patch

” We have two varieties here at Canara and they are Pablo and Bertollo beetroot. Both types are very nice baby beets, they will grow to a golf ball size and they reach tennis ball size when grown to a main size crop.

Our first sowing consists of four and a half beds across the patch, we’ve done a second sowing with more in the nursery waiting to be planted. ”

Canara Beetroot

” We plant our beets in three lines on a raised bed, this is done on a module planter with a tractor. We sow 2 to 3 seeds into each cell, this is known as multi-sewing and as a result you can quite often get 3-4 come up.

We look at each bunch individually, we then take some of the bigger ones out and leave the others to grow on. Unlike the salad onions, we don’t really pull the whole bunch, instead you can just go along and pick the ones which are ready again increasing our harvest window. “

Harvested bunched Beetroot

” We have some nice well established beets available and we will then have a succession of beetroot right the way through to the end of August. “

We will be stocking our Canara beets in 10kg nets, which will be available in the depot very soon. You can speak with our team should you wish to have our Cornish beetroot bunched instead, this will be available upon request as they will be picked by hand.

Sliced raw bunched Beetroot

We hope you have enjoyed reading about the beetroot available from the farm. You can view the full produce availability list below. See you soon.