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Cylindra Beet (Heirloom, 58 Days)

7 reviews

These beets are shaped more like a fat carrot or a thin rutabaga than a traditional beet, 6 to 8 inches long and 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. The dark red roots taste great and are ideal for slicing, either fresh or for pickling. 

300 seeds 

PLANTING

Beta vulgaris

Germination: 5-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 50-85ºFSoaking seed overnight aids in germination.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2” deep

Starting Indoors: 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Sow 1-2 seeds per cell/pot. Thin to 1 seedling per cell/pot. Transplant outdoors when the first true leaves appear, 3” apart.

Sowing Outdoors: Early spring with soil temperatures at least 50ºF. Sow 1-2” apart, thin when plants are 2-4” tall, 3-4” apart. Germination is slower at lower soil temperatures.

How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row  

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: Beets “seeds” are actually fruits that contain multiple seeds inside with several seedlings emerging from one seed. Use the thinned seedlings for beet greens or plant a heavily seeded row for baby beet greens. Beets need to grow rapidly and evenly by providing soil rich in organic matter and adequate moisture. Sow every 2 weeks for a continuous harvest.

 

 

 

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JE
04/27/2020
Joyce E.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Cylindra Beets

I have grown this variety in the past and I like it very much. The planted seed did not emerge as well as I would have liked, so I did a germination test (20 seeds). Fifteen germinated in ten days. Pinetree is my favorite seed source for garden and flower seeds.

SD
04/07/2020
Sue D.
United States United States
Cylindra Beet

These beets do very well in our garden. Our enjoyment of these led to planting 2 packages and we will still not have enough to get to the next harvest. The beets are sweet and tender and have uniform slices.

KJ
09/05/2018
Kathleen j.
Rochester, Nh
Best beet

Perfect

MR
06/25/2018
marshall r.
United States
bad at beets.

not good, the seeds did not even sprout. However I suspect its me and not the seeds, as this is the second shot this year for this type of beets. Any Advice

CR
01/21/2018
C R.
Delicious beets

A tornado felled a giant tree on my garden last spring, and by the time we got it cleared out it was too late to plant much. I had planted the beets very early and most survived, but with the loss of the garden fence, the rabbits kept eating most of the tops, so the beets didn't get very big. Nevertheless we harvested a batch and ate what greens were left. The beet roots of this variety are very easy to slice, and have a sweet wonderful flavor. I'll plant them again (with a rabbit-proof fence.)