Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima | Sea Beet | Laíon na trá
Rocky, gravely seashores and cliffs
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2022
The following map is interactive. If you would prefer to view it full screen then click here.
This species is a direct ancestor of all cultivated beets. Evidence suggests it has began cultivation in the Middle East about 2000 years ago. Leaves are picked between April and October. The big fleshy leaves from the base and the thinner spear like leaves from the tip are the easiest to cook.