Root vegetables

Beetroot | Cylindra | Beta vulgaris var. rubra

Beetroot | Cylindra | Beta vulgaris var. rubra

Beetroot Cylindra type half-long is a small beetroot that grows quite high. It is a tasty beetroot, which is also very suited for garnishing. For preservation, sowing in the second half of May is the best period.

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Beetroot | Kogel 2 - Detroit 2 | Beta vulgaris var. rubra

Beetroot | Kogel 2 - Detroit 2 | Beta vulgaris var. rubra

Beetroot Kogel 2/Detroit 2 is a variety for cultivation in summer and autumn, and is very suited for preservation. For preservation, sowing in the second half of May is the best period.

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Beetroot | Chioggia | Beta vulgaris var. rubra

Beetroot | Chioggia | Beta vulgaris var. rubra

Beetroot Chioggia is an old variety, originally bred in the Italian village Chioggia. The fruit flesh of the Chioggia has beautiful red-white rings and a soft sweet taste. It is suited for raw consumption, which has the advantage that the colour is preserved.

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Beetroot | Egyptian Flatround | Beta vulgaris var. rubra

Beetroot | Egyptian Flatround | Beta vulgaris var. rubra

Beetroot Egyptian Flatround is an early variety, suited for preservation. This beetroot has a sweet taste. Do not replant the beetroots. For preservation, sowing in the second half of May is the best period.

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Burdock | Tonkinokawa | Arctium lappa

Burdock | Tonkinokawa | Arctium lappa

Burdock Tonkinokawa is a Japanese variety of the commonly known burdock. Only the roots formed in the first year are tasty. The roots can be used like salsify. Can also be used for medicinal intentions.

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Carrot (summer) | Nantes 2 | Daucus carota sativus

Carrot (summer) | Nantes 2 | Daucus carota sativus

Carrot (summer) Nantes tastes sweet and has pretty, cylindrical carrots with a blunt ending. Decreasing plant density will result in somewhat larger carrots. High usage of fertilizers ruins the taste of the carrots, so please minimize. Sowing early reduces troubles with the carrot fly.

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Carrot (winter) | Flakkeese 2 |  Daucus carota sativus

Carrot (winter) | Flakkeese 2 | Daucus carota sativus

Carrot (Winter) Flakkeese has big, orange-red carrots and forms a big crop. The carrots are nice and sweet and this variety has excellent storage properties. For preservation, sow in May and thin out timely at a few centimetres.

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Celeriac | Roem van Zwijndrecht | Apium graveolens var. rapaceum

Celeriac | Roem van Zwijndrecht | Apium graveolens var. rapaceum

Celeriac Roem van Zwijndrecht forms a turnip with a diameter of about 10 cm and is smaller than the most common celeriac. This celeriac has a long growing period and especially at the end, when the growth of the turnip takes place, the plant has to have enough nutrients at its disposal.

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Chicory | Holland Early | Cichorium intybus var. foliosum

Chicory | Holland Early | Cichorium intybus var. foliosum

Chicory Holland Early has a delicious taste. The cultivation of chicory (both the root and forcing of the head of the crop) should occur on a poorly fertilized soil, thereby slowing the growing process. The seeds have to be sowed shallow. In the end of October/early November, the roots can be dug up.

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Florence Fennel | Fino | Foeniculum vulgare

Florence Fennel | Fino | Foeniculum vulgare

Florence Fennel Fino has little trouble with diseases or plagues during cultivation. A decent water supply is important. Florence Fennel is sensitive to frost. By covering the tubers temporarily, any losses can be prevented.

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Florence Fennel | Perfection | Foeniculum vulgare

Florence Fennel | Perfection | Foeniculum vulgare

Florence Fennel Perfection forms very beautiful white tubers, thick and roundly shaped. The plants do not bolter fast. A decent water supply is important.

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Onion | Rijnsburger 4 | Allium cepa L.

Onion | Rijnsburger 4 | Allium cepa L.

White onion Rijnsburger 4 has beautiful round, straw yellow onions, which have an excellent storage capacity. When the leafage starts to die, the onions should be harvested. The onions have to dry out well before storage.

 

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Onion | Red long of Florence | Allium cepa L.

Onion | Red long of Florence | Allium cepa L.

Onion Red Long of Florence is a bottle-shaped onion with a beautiful red colour. The onions taste mild and sweet. This onion is also suited for salads. The Red Long of Florence is not suited for storage. Sowing later results in onions with thickened stalks. When the leafage starts to die, the onions should be harvested. The onions have to dry out well before storage.

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Onion | Stuttgarter | Allium cepa L.

Onion | Stuttgarter | Allium cepa L.

Onion Stuttgarter, also known as ‘Stuttgarter Riesen’, is a well-storable yellow, flat round onion, which can be used for the cultivation of scallions as well. Sowing later results in onions with thickened stalks. When the leafage starts to die, the onions should be harvested. The onions have to dry out well before storage.

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Onion | Noordhollandse Bloedrode | Allium cepa L.

Onion | Noordhollandse Bloedrode | Allium cepa L.

Red onion Noordhollandse Bloedrode is a slightly flattened onion with a delightful red colour and spicy taste. As soon as, in September, the leafage starts to die, the onions should be harvested. The onions have to dry out well before storage.

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Onion (spring) | Ishikura Long White | Allium fistulosum

Onion (spring) | Ishikura Long White | Allium fistulosum

Onion (spring) Ishikura Long White is a Welsh onion that forms a long, white, thick shaft without forming a sphere. The leafage is light green, and the variety is resistant to damage from thunderbugs. The plants nicely stand up straight. Ishikura Long White is winter-hardy.

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Onion (spring) | White Lisbon | Allium cepa

Onion (spring) | White Lisbon | Allium cepa

Onion (spring) White Lisbon develops a medium-long, white shaft and forms a small sphere. The leafage is light green and stands nicely upright. Sow the scallions close to each other, so that they stay fine. The onions can be harvested when they are 2-3 cm in diameter.

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Parsley root | Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum

Parsley root | Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum

Parsley Root is a variety of parsley of which, besides the flat, dark green leaves, the thickened root can be used as well. Parsley is a biannual crop, which is commonly grown as an annual plant. The leaves can be used in a variety of dishes, such as soups or dishes with carrots.

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Parsnip | Tender and True | Pastinaca sativa subsp. sativa

Parsnip | Tender and True | Pastinaca sativa subsp. sativa

Parsnip Tender and True is easy to cultivate and can withstand quite a bit of frost. Parsnip look like winter carrots both in terms of size and appearance; they are cream-white coloured and taste a bit less sweet than winter carrots. Take caution during sunny weather: touching the plant may cause skin burns.

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Radish | Cherry Belle | Raphanus sativus

Radish | Cherry Belle | Raphanus sativus

Radish Cherry Belle is a beautiful round radish, which does not rot very quickly. If the sowing happens regularly, one gets a pleasant well spread harvesting period. Using nets can prevent damage caused by larvae of the cabbage fly or cabbage maggots.

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Radish | French Breakfast 2 | Raphanus sativus

Radish | French Breakfast 2 | Raphanus sativus

Radish French Breakfast is a beautiful half-long radish, coloured red and white. Suited for cultivation in open ground. If the sowing happens regularly, one gets a pleasant well spread harvesting period. Using nets can prevent damage caused by larvae of the cabbage fly or cabbage maggots.

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Salsify | Enorma | Scorzonera hispanica

Salsify | Enorma | Scorzonera hispanica

Salsify Enorma has a long root with a dark-brown skin. It is one of the most sown varieties with a striking length and smoothness. The leafage is fine and this variety is resistant to hollow tops.

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Turnip | Yellow Friesian | Brassica rapa var. napus

Turnip | Yellow Friesian | Brassica rapa var. napus

Turnip Yellow Friesian is a tuberous plant which is easy to cultivate and easy to combine as successive crop for an early crop. This turnip is frost proof. The turnips should be stored at a cool spot or in a trench outside.

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Turnip | Goldana | Brassica rapa var. majalis

Turnip | Goldana | Brassica rapa var. majalis

Turnip Goldana is a round, yellow tuber with yellow fruit flesh. This turnip is a fast growing tuberous plant, which can be planted in spring and autumn. The leaves can be consumed as turnip tops. The tubers can be stored in a trench outside from the end of October and can be stored during winter.

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Turnip | Flat White May | Brassica rapa var. majalis

Turnip | Flat White May | Brassica rapa var. majalis

Turnip Flat white May is a flat-round tuber with white fruit flesh. This turnip is a fast growing tuberous plant, which can be planted in spring and autumn. The leaves can be consumed as turnip tops. The tubers can be stored in a trench outside from the end of October and can be stored during winter.

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Turnip | Milan White Red Top | Brassica rapa var. majalis

Turnip | Milan White Red Top | Brassica rapa var. majalis

Turnip Milan White Red Top is an old vegetable with a beautiful bicoloured turnip that tastes very good when it’s still raw. Turnip can be sowed in spring as well as in autumn. Harvest the tubers when they are about 6-8 cm in diameter.

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 Winter Radish | Round Back - Black Spanish | Raphanus sativus

Winter Radish | Round Back - Black Spanish | Raphanus sativus

Winter radish Round back/ Black Spanish is very suited for crudités in autumn and winter. It grows on every type of soil. Preservation: replant in a frost-free plot with sand; before replanting remove the leafage. Cabbage maggots less affects this variety than the summer varieties.

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