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Early Blood Turnip-rooted Beet Seeds (Beta vulgaris cv.)

$2.95
Item #:
631080
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631080
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Thomas Jefferson regularly planted Red, Scarlet, and White beets in the Monticello vegetable garden.  Early Blood Turnip-rooted Beet was introduced c. 1820; in Field and Garden Vegetables of America (1863), Fearing Burr noted its deep blood-red, "remarkably sweet and tender" flesh, its rapid growth, and popularity among market-gardeners.  This variety bears edible, dark leaves with bright red stems, and stores well for winter use.

Direct sow seeds every 2-4 weeks from early to late spring for a continuous harvest, then again in late summer.  Beets require consistent moisture and good drainage.  Approximately 45-50 seeds per packet.

 

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Days to Maturity  Size at Maturity 
Full Sun Direct Sow 1/2 - 3/4" Thin to 2-4" apart; rows spaced 12" 48-68 2-4" roots

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