Brilliant, red burgundy leaves are visually appealing in the garden and on the plate. Sliced open ,the roots showcase deep red and white concentric rings. The great tasting leaves are excellent as greens or as an attractive contrasting addition to salad mixes. Uproot the beets when they are 2-3” for tender, sweet , and delicious roots. 100 seeds
Germination: 5-10 days
Indoors: 1/2” deep, 4-6 weeks before the last heavy frost. Sow into individual cells, transplant out as soon as possible (when first true leaves appear.) 3” apart in early spring, as soon as soil can be worked.
Outdoors: Early spring 1/2” deep 1-2” apart with soil temperatures at 50 degrees. Soaking seed overnight aids in germination. Thin seedlings to 3-4” apart.
Harvest: Begin picking at 1” for baby beets and up to 3” across for the most tender and best tasting. For best storage cut off the greens 2” above the top of the beet.
Tips: Use the thinnings for beet greens or plant a heavily seeded row for baby beet greens. Sow every 2 weeks for a continuous harvest