Golden Boy Beet Seeds

#0302
This packet sows up to 37 feet.
Availability: In Stock
Deliciously mild beet that doesn't stain like reds! 'Golden Boy' is a stunning, golden-orange fleshed beet with bright green leaves, uniform globes, and refined taproots. Strong, upright stems make for an attractive bunch. Sweetest and most tender when young. Greens are also tender and delicious.
$2.69 2 grams

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 65–70 days

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean region

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: Leaf tops to 12"–18" tall

Variety Information: Bright golden color, uniform, globe-shaped beets up to 3" in diameter.

Attributes: 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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