Gourmet Blend Beet Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

Join the beet fan club! Aside from the health benefits, which include significant amounts of fiber, potassium, folic acid, and vitamin C, beets come in many colors. '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.

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

5 reviews
De-lic-ous
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These beets are the best!
Jennifer from CO

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 from CO

Fun to grow
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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 from WV

So Pretty and Delicious Pickled
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I've grown these for a few years in a row, and discovered in 2020 that I love them as "refrigerator pickles." Previously we only ate them roasted, but I found a recipe online for pickled beets that doesn't use the sweet spices, which I don't like at all. This recipe is just water, vinegar, salt, a tiny bit of sugar, mustard seed, black pepper and red pepper flakes (and I add a few cloves of crushed garlic). My whole family loves them; even my beet hating brother! And with this blended packet of beet seeds you can make the prettiest jars of pickled beets. I end up with dark wine colored jars, pink-ish jars, and even orange-ish yellow jars. I finally have my watering system worked out, and got huge beets this past year. I've learned they like quit a bit of water (especially here in dry CO). I planted seeds in May, and then planted more in July for a fall harvest. Both rounds did great.
Lindsey H from CO

Good Variety, Decent Germination, Nice Color
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I planted these at the start of December in SoCal/9B using the square foot method. Not knowing what to expect in terms of germination, I put two seeds in each hole and most of them germinated, probably 10 out of the 12 I planted came up in three squares and most had both seeds sprouting. I thinned and ate the greens in a salad and they were quite nice. It looks like there's a good mix of red and gold, but I'm not sure what the chiogga beet tops look like. I planted their non-organic seeds last summer and the beets were great. I hope these beets taste just as good and I appreciate that they are organic.
Lisa K. from CA

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