White Beetroot

I appear to have grown a white "Boltardy" beetroot. The others are all a normal colour. Is this common? I have not eaten it yet in case I have grown a rarity!


  • Miss BecksMiss Becks Posts: 3,468

    LOL muddy feet. I don't know, but what are you going to do with it if it is rare? It will have to be eaten at some point surely. image

  • Sell the seeds to highest bidder!

  • Miss BecksMiss Becks Posts: 3,468

    Aah, Totally understand now! image

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,807

    You can buy White beetroot seeds. Have grown them, but find them far too sweet for our taste.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    They are a bit weird as they taste like beetroot - but white.  Also come in yellow!

  • Thank you for your replies. Will let you know how it tastes.

  • I got two white ones at the weekend from my boltardy sowing.. boiled them up and if you closed your eyes you could not tell the difference. Got my seed from T&M maybe the batch got contaminated with white ones.. could tell it was not going to be purple though as the leaves had no red veins either.

  • got the same thing from the same seeds

  • hi everbody this is my first plea nice to belong image

  • IGGY2IGGY2 Posts: 1

    same thing has happened to me, but can you still pickle it,

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    Of course you can pickle it.  If you pickle it with normal beetroot it will go a delicate shade of pink.

  • delythsdelyths Posts: 4

    I have had the same in the ground they look the same but when cut inside white

  • I have had the same this year from T&M seeds. Look a bit anaemic pickled but taste ok

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