PABLO had better watch out. A new kid on the kitchen table is emerging to challenge its culinary rival as one of the best beetroots to sow and grow.
Its name – Subeto, an F1 variety marketed by Suffolk mail order Grow your Own specialists D T Brown.
And, it would appear, it’s got a tough act to follow, for Pablo is hailed as an “exhibition variety par excellence, a consistent winner at National Vegetable Society championships and holder of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit”.
Not to be outdone, Subeto’s “CV” – Consistent Veg? – sees a high-quality variety producing uniform, spherical roots of intense, deepest crimson. Not only offering an attractive, blemish-free skin and excellent resistance to fungal diseases and scab, Subeto (pictured above) can be harvested as baby beets when golf ball size or when fully formed to enjoy the sweet, succulent flavour.
D T Brown’s Tim Jeffries says: “We’ve had an overwhelming response from customers who simply can’t get enough of this magnificent beetroot – it simply had to stay!
“Outstanding flavour, disease resistance and attractive enough for the showbench, what more can you ask for?”
Each year, D T B supply their customers with a free trial seed variety, allowing the company to gain invaluable feedback on products to add to their range.
Alongside this generous gesture, NVS members were offered the chance to trial Subeto and exhibit their results in a special class at the society’s national championships in Harrogate. With more than 35 entries, members couldn’t help but comment on both the exhibition quality and the taste.
Gareth Cameron of the NVS says: “We’ve had nothing but great feedback about the new up-and-coming Subeto F1. Members were surprised just how well this new variety looked and tasted.
“We think Subeto has a really exciting future on the showbench and in the kitchen. Finally, D T Brown have found a variety to challenge Pablo.”
Subeto is now available in the 2019 range and is sold in packets containing 200 seeds costing £2.19. Sowing time – March.
⏩⏩➡» To request a copy of the new Fruit & Vegetable Grower’s Seed and Plant catalogue, phone 0845 3710532 or go online at www.dtbrownseeds.co.uk