Beet - Golden - Beta vulgaris (Crassa group)
Biennial Heirloom. Golden's orange roots don't bleed when cooked, but turn a deep golden yellow. Its oval-shaped roots grow fast, yet retain sweet flavor even when quite large. Golden beets are tender and mild; an excellent choice for pickling.
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? Borscht is an Eastern European soup made from beets that has been an important winter staple in countries like Russia and Poland since the 14th century.
Soil Temperature: 50-85F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2"-4"
Days To Maturity: 55-60 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2"-4"
Approx Seeds per oz: 2,505
3 x 4 x 0.75 inches.