Heirloom variety with an albeit weird name. These beets are gorgeous with very sweet red roots and dark red-purple foliage. Harvest leaves young for salads or let them grow for sautéing. The roots can also be harvest young for eating raw and are so sweetly juicy.
SEED COUNT: 50 seeds
Planting instructions: Sow beet seeds in cold climates once the danger of frost has passed. In frost-free warmer climates, sow in the fall. Sow thinly and cover with ½ inches of fine soil. Thin seedlings to about 4” apart when they are 1-2” tall (dress up your salads with these babies). To harvest beets, locate the top of the beet head under the surface of the soil. When the head feels like it’s about 3-4” wide then it’s ready to harvest. Leave in the ground until then. Root vegetables can’t be “replanted” after they are pulled (we get this question a lot).
Sun: Full Sun Germination (days till sprouts appear): 14-21 days Life Cycle: Annual Days to maturity: 40-52 days Spacing: 4” Height: 8-10 inches