Gourmet Blend Beet Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

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. Gourmet Blend includes 'Detroit Dark Red' with deep red roots and delicious dark green tops, 'Chioggia' with interior rings of bright pink and white, and 'Golden' with bright yellow flesh.
  • Conventional Heirloom #0174 - 3 grams
    This packet sows up to 62 feet.
  • $2.49
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  • Organic Heirloom #3132 - 2 grams
    This packet sows up to 42 feet.
  • $2.69
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  • Organic Heirloom Large Packet #7613 - 7 grams
    This packet sows up to 145 feet.
  • $5.59
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Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 65 days

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean region

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: Leaf tops up to 18" tall

Variety Information: 1"–3" red, orange, or pink/red roots; green leafy tops. This packet contains three varieties. 'DETROIT DARK RED': 2"½–3" blood red, globe shaped. Leaves are dark green on red stems. 'CHIOGGIA': 1"–3" pinkish/red roots with interior rings of bright pink and white; green leaf tops. 'GOLDEN': 1"–3" orange roots with bright yellow interior; green leaf tops.

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.

Pickled Red Beets
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Gourmet Blend Beet Seeds Reviews

3 reviews
De-lic-ous
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These beets are the best!
Jennifer

Pretty and Delicious
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These were fun to grow, as the leaves had multiple colored veins. They tasted great but I think they needed more water, as the beets didn't get very big.
Lindsey

Fun to grow
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 23, 2019
As another person who commented said, these were very fun to grow. If you can sew enough of them, you could easily can one of each color in each jar. With that said, the red beets and Chioggia beets did perform the best. The yellow beets were my favorite but were all very small and slower to grow. Regardless, I'm buying these again next year.
Anna

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