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An unusual variety of beetroot that won't stain clothes could revolutionise salads and sandwiches - because it is a pale yellow instead of purple.<br />
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The beetroot, known as a Yellow Cylindrical, is so called because of its eye catching skin and white centre and could rival its bright counterpart this year, as people may try to avoid the mauve juices that cause dark stains that are difficult to remove.<br />
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It tastes similar to the mauve root vegetable but is thought to be slightly sweeter with a stronger flavour.<br />
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The Yellow Cylindrical - Beta vulgaris in Latin - is now being sold at £1.49 for 200 seeds by Dobies of Devon who got the seeds from a Polish supplier after seeing how popular they were.<br />
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It can be grown in gardens across the UK and should be planted in the ground between March and June, and harvested between July and December.