Beet Gourmet Blend HEIRLOOM Seeds

Beet Gourmet Blend HEIRLOOM Seeds

Beta vulgaris

Item #0174

65 days. 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. Varieties include Bull’s Blood with deep red tops and “candy-striped” roots, Chioggia with interior rings of bright pink and white, and Golden with bright yellow flesh. Recipe inside packet.

This packet sows six 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5 - 21

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
1 seed every 4"

Row Spacing:

When 2" tall,
thin to 1
every 4"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, for early summer crop, and late summer for fall crop. Growing during hot temperature periods should be avoided. USDA zones 10 and 11 can 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, frost-free 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. Foliage can be harvested when 3"–6" tall for the most tender leaves, or as large as 18”. You can take as much as one third of a beet plant’s outer leaves without harming the root crop; leave at least 2" of center foliage above ground level.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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