Germ 5-10 days
This beet provides the ideal combination of early maturity and standing in the field for a long period without bolting or toughening up. We picked beets from the same planting for a period of 2 months and the last ones harvested were nearly as good as the first. Tops are fairly short, 12”. Roots are very smooth with an excellent flavor. 100 seeds
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