Avalanche Beet Seeds

This packet sows up to 16 feet.
3.75 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
These sweet beets have a mild flavor that can make a beet lover out of anyone! A 2015 All-America Selections winner with 2"-3" creamy white, round roots. An added bonus—white beets don't stain your hands, cutting board, soups, or stews red! Keep roots covered with soil or mulch for best color and flavor. Disease resistant to Cercospora and leaf spot.
$2.49 1 grams (~48 seeds)

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 50 days

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean region

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: Leaves to 12" tall

Variety Information: Roots are best harvested at 1"–3" round, but will continue to get larger if allowed. White beets lack the pigment betalain, which imparts an earthy flavor as well as red or yellow color. 'Avalanche' is a 2015 All-America Selections award winner. Plants are resistant to Cercospora and leaf spot.

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F, for early summer crop. 6 to 8 weeks before your average first fall frost date for late summer/fall crop. Mild Climates: Sow fall through winter.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended. Root disturbance delays maturity.

Days to Emerge: 5 – 21 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 4"

Row Spacing: 12"

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

Harvesting: For early spring sowings, harvest beets before summer heat. For late summer sowings, harvest before first heavy freeze. For winter sowings in mild climates, harvest in early spring. Harvest when roots are anywhere from 1"-3" in diameter. The smaller they are, the more tender. Greens are most tender when small, so start harvesting when they are 2" tall. You can take as much as one third of a beet plant's outer leaves without harming the root crop.

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Avalanche Beet Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Pros and cons

4 out of 5 stars Aug 23, 2019
Pros: these grow very quickly. Great way to get a harvest 2 weeks sooner than you usually get with bests. They are slightly sweeter than your average beet but very tasty. They don't stay your hands. Cons: no matter how you cook (steam, boil, or roast) them, they will get a black color to the outside bits. Still tasty though. They aren't recommended for canning. I didn't try to grow them in a container.
Anna from WV

No Beets

1 out of 5 stars Jun 29, 2020
Soaked seeds for 24 hours before planting in early March. Germinated but no beets, lots of leaves. Fertilized with a Fertiloom product, 5-21-3 thinking high potassium for root development. Water daily but received very little rain in Centennial
Ron Walsh from CO

Fantastic beet!

5 out of 5 stars Aug 1, 2020
These are by far my favorite very to grow. Amazing sweet flavor and gorgeous pure white color. Very reliable grower as well.
Dana from CA

Tried for First Time this Year

5 out of 5 stars Jan 4, 2022
Planted along with Golden Boy, Detroit Dark Red and Bull's Blood. As they matured, I had "volunteers" try the different roots and greens. From feedback, they either liked the Detroit or the Avalanche. The Avalanche had a higher germination rate and made a beautiful plant. I will definitely grow these again and have passed my seed source for Avalanche to many of the tasting "volunteers".
David from TX

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