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Cylindra Beet (Heirloom, 58 Days)

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 


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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Sue D.
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Cylindra Beet

This beet is easy to grow and easy to slice in nice equal slices. My order was shipped quickly.

Sue D.
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Cylindra Beet

The Cylindra Beet is my best beet for pickled beets . I like how uniform my slices end up. They are sweet and tender when cooked.

Corinne O.
United States United States
Loved them

Everything went smooth and on time.

Joyce E.
United States United States
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.

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.