Beet - Cylindra - Beta vulgaris (Crassa group)
Biennial These smooth skinned, dark-red beets are excellent for slicing. They are sweet and fine grained. Roots are cylindrically shaped, 6"-8" long, and 2"-3" diameter.
Soil & Water: Beets are easily grown; they prefer deep, loose soil and even, moderate water. Mulch once established to protect the roots from heat.
Planting & Growing: 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.
Did You Know? One beet has only 35 calories and is high in folic acid (especially important for pregnant women).
Soil Temperature: 50-85F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2"-4"
Days To Maturity: 55-65 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2-4"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 11,218
3 x 8 x 1 inches.