Beet Avalanche Seeds

Beet Avalanche Seeds

Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

Item #0034

50 days. 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.

This packet sows up to 16 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-21 days

Seed Depth:
1/2"

Seed Spacing:
1 seed
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, when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F, for early summer crop. 6 to 8 weeks before first fall frost for late summer/fall crop. Mild Climates: 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 beets before summer heat. For late summer sowings, harvest before first heavy frost. For winter sowings in mild climates, harvest in early spring. Harvest when roots are anywhere from 1"–3" in diameter. Do not let them get too big; the smaller they are, the more tender. Beet greens are even more nutritious than the roots. Greens are most tender when small, so harvest starting 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.

Artist: Marjorie Leggitt



Send your photo to us

Learn & Grow

View all Articles