Produces 20cm roots with a smooth purple coloured skin and coreless orange flesh. Sweet and tasty, the purple colouring remains after cooking. Tops grow to 45cm.Features
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sow direct in a sunny, well drained position. Cover, firm down and moisten. Thin after 4 weeks. Sow successive crops at 4-5 weekly intervals.
cultivate soil well before sowing as deep, well-drained soils give best results. Add yates blood & bone and yates superphosphate to soil before sowing to help ensure a good crop. Protect from snails and slugs with yates blitzem.
great companion plant for beans, coriander, cucumber, marigold, lettuce, peas, radish, rosemary, sage & tomato. To aid germination, maintain even moisture by laying a plank of wood over row. Remove after germination. Don't over-fertilise the ground as this may produce split roots.