Best eaten when golf ball size, although the flesh still remains succulent and bitter free when roots are larger. Easy to grow, quick to mature in under 8 weeks from sowing. Plants have a neat, compact growth making them ideal for early sowings under cloches or fleece.Prefers well-drained, moist, rich soil in full sun. A rich source of the provitamin A, vitamins C and K and folate as well as the antioxidant carotenoids b-carotene and lutein.
Sow March to July, at 4 week intervals. Sow thinly, 12mm (½in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart.
Thin seedlings to 7cm (3in) apart for small bulbs, or 10-15cm (4-6in) for larger bulbs.
Keep moist at all times for the most succulent roots and to minimise woodiness, bitter flesh and bolting.
March, April, May, June, July