Beet Gourmet Blend Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Beet Gourmet Blend Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Beta vulgaris

Item #3132

65 days. Join the beet renaissance! Aside from the health benefits which include significant amounts of fiber, potassium, folic acid and vitamin C, beets come in a variety of colors, shapes and textures. Varieties include Bull’s Blood with deep red tops and “candy-striped” roots, Chioggia with interior rings of bright pink and white, and Golden with bright yellow flesh.

This packet sows three 5-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days
warm soil,
15-25 cool soil

Seed Depth:
1/2"

Seed Spacing:
a group of 3 seeds every 4"

Row Spacing:
12"

Thinning:
When 2" tall,
thin to 1
every 4"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, for early summer crop, and late summer for fall crop. Growing during hot temperature periods should be avoided. USDA zones 10 and 11 can sow fall through winter.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special germination instructions: To hasten germination, soak seeds for 8 to 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: For early spring sowings, harvest before summer heat. For late summer sowings, harvest before first heavy frost. For winter sowings in mild climates, harvest by March. Harvest when roots are anywhere from 2" - 3" in diameter. Do not let them get too big; the smaller they are, the more tender. Foliage can be harvested when 6" tall or shorter. You can take as much as one third of a beet plant’s leaves without harming the root crop; leave at least 2" of foliage above ground level.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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