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Product Number: 30

Cylindra Beet (58 days, Heirloom)

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Germ 5-10 days
Heirloom 1880
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:

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.

Tip - Use the thinning’s for beet greens or plant a heavily seeded row for baby beet greens. Sow every 2 weeks for a continuous harvest

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KJ
09/05/2018
Kathleen jones
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.)

M
01/01/2018
Mark

good

great flavor. I planted in the square foot style and was very happy with the results.

B
04/26/2017
Beverly

Excellent!

The shape is very easy for slices and the flavor is sweet and good. I also use the tops fresh or dehydrated in winter soups. Store easily dehydrated greens in airtight containers. Air dried sliced pickled beets are wonderful snacks. A "leather" can also be made. The red red color in red beets has proven to be excellent for vasodialation and nitrous oxide release and is good for the heart and blood vessels. Other color beets don't offer as many cardiovascular benefits. Highly recommend!

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