Produces 6-in to 7-in beets perfect for canning, boiling, roasting, etc. Also has a smooth skin and earthy flavor. Leaves also may be used.
Beet – Cylindra – Beta vulgaris
Soil & Water: Beets are easily grown, though they prefer deep, loose soil and even, moderate water. Mulch once established to protect the roots from heat.
Planting & Growing: Don’t transplant. Soak seeds for at least 12 hours before planting to promote germination. Space 2″ for greens, 3″ for summer harvest beets, and 4″ for storage growing beets. Tolerates light shade.
Harvesting & Storage: For best flavor, harvest roots while they are 1″-3″. To minimize moisture loss in the roots, twist off the greens. Roots store well in humid, cool conditions. Greens should be eaten within 1 or 2 days of picking.
Soil Temperature: 50-75F
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Germination: 5-17 Days
Height At Maturity: 2-4″
Days To Maturity: 60 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3-4″
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds
Product image via: Territorial Seed Company