The Titus beetroot is an excellent-yielding variety, classified as medium late. It is distinguished by elongated, cylindrical roots with a mass of up to 500 g. The interior of the roots is uniform, blood-red. There is no visible drawing of the rings after the cut. The flesh is extremely tasty, juicy and tender. Tytus beetroots are recommended for direct consumption and winter storage. The variety is valuable to the industry – cylindrical roots are ideal for preserving slices. Outstanding taste is used in juices, borscht and concentrates.
Red beet seeds germinate at a temperature of 8⁰C, therefore the appropriate time to sow them is April, but it can be continued until the end of June. Sowing 2-3 cm deep, in rows 30-50 cm apart. Seedlings need to be interrupted. We leave them every 5-10 cm.
The Tytus variety requires good, deeply loosened soil.
It is best to sow the beets on soils rich in nutrients, sufficiently moist, especially in the phase of germination and root growth. Vegetable is sensitive to soil acidification. Its cultivation should take places with a neutral reaction. Requires sunny places. Bred in the shade and too high a density does not bring the desired results. Beets are tolerant and will grow in most garden soils. They only do not like wetlands, acidic and extremely sandy ones.
Beetroot is a vegetable with outstanding health values, to which nobody needs to be convinced. It is an excellent source of vitamins, elements and compounds with a pro-health effect. They have a positive effect on the circulatory system, increase immunity, protect against cancer, detoxify and alkalize the body.