Cheltenham Green Beetroom (Beta vulgaris)
Barbabietola Cheltenham Green Top (Beta vulgaris): ancient English variety from the 1880's.
Its name refers to the green top, which can be consumed either boiled or raw in salads. The root’s taste is very delicate and the red colour remains even when cooked.
As any other beet, it prefers a loose soil and sunny conditions if possible, but as having a Northern European origin, it tolerates cold temperatures well.