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Cylindra Beet Seeds (Organic)

Cylindra Beet Seeds (Organic)

Sweet Earthy Cylinders

The Cylindra Beet, also known as "Formanova," is a unique cultivar originally developed in Denmark, prized for its cylindrical shape and exceptional taste. This variety of beet is recognized for its elongated, cylindrical roots, which distinguish it from the traditional round-shaped beets.

Within the Cylindra Beet family, there aren't distinct subspecies, but this cultivar stands out for its slender, elongated roots that can reach up to six inches in length. The plant displays a bushy growth habit with broad, dark green leaves, making it an aesthetically pleasing addition to garden beds or containers.

Taste-wise, the Cylindra Beet offers a sweet, earthy flavor similar to other beet varieties, but its shape allows for easier slicing and uniform cooking. Its elongated form makes it perfect for slicing into even, uniform rounds or strips, ideal for salads, pickling, or roasting.

When planting from seed, Cylindra Beets thrive in loose, well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Sow seeds directly into the ground in early spring, ensuring a depth of about half an inch and spacing them a few inches apart. These beets appreciate full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

Consistent moisture is crucial for their growth, particularly during the early stages. Mulching around the plants helps retain soil moisture and suppresses weed growth. Regular watering, especially during dry spells, promotes healthy root development.

The Cylindra Beet's unique shape, delightful taste, and versatile culinary uses make it a sought-after choice among gardeners and cooks looking for an interesting and flavorful addition to their harvest.

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Description

The Cylindra Beet, also known as "Formanova," is a unique cultivar originally developed in Denmark, prized for its cylindrical shape and exceptional taste. This variety of beet is recognized for its elongated, cylindrical roots, which distinguish it from the traditional round-shaped beets.

Within the Cylindra Beet family, there aren't distinct subspecies, but this cultivar stands out for its slender, elongated roots that can reach up to six inches in length. The plant displays a bushy growth habit with broad, dark green leaves, making it an aesthetically pleasing addition to garden beds or containers.

Taste-wise, the Cylindra Beet offers a sweet, earthy flavor similar to other beet varieties, but its shape allows for easier slicing and uniform cooking. Its elongated form makes it perfect for slicing into even, uniform rounds or strips, ideal for salads, pickling, or roasting.

When planting from seed, Cylindra Beets thrive in loose, well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Sow seeds directly into the ground in early spring, ensuring a depth of about half an inch and spacing them a few inches apart. These beets appreciate full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

Consistent moisture is crucial for their growth, particularly during the early stages. Mulching around the plants helps retain soil moisture and suppresses weed growth. Regular watering, especially during dry spells, promotes healthy root development.

The Cylindra Beet's unique shape, delightful taste, and versatile culinary uses make it a sought-after choice among gardeners and cooks looking for an interesting and flavorful addition to their harvest.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Summer-Fall
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Biennial
Plant Family : Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot)
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Sun Requirements : Partial Sun

Planting & Care

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: 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.

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