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Teaser: Is it any wonder that this variety is a gardener's friend - its quick to mature so you can harvest the sweet, deep red, tender roots then re-plant the area with other more heat-loving vegetables.
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Heirloom Vegetable

Is it any wonder that this variety is a gardener's friend - its quick to mature so you can harvest the sweet, deep red, tender roots then re-plant the area with other more heat-loving vegetables. The smooth-skinned, round to semi-globular roots are exceptionally uniform in shape and interior colour. A favourite variety for greens. Introduced around 1911.

  • Packet $1.89
  • 25g $5.45
  • 125g $10.75
  • 500g $21.50
  • 1kg $29.95

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Product Code 1265
How To Grow 60 seeds/gram Beets thrive in sandy loam with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. Remember to fertilize. For continual harvest, sow seeds 1.2 cm (1/2") deep and 2.5 cm (1") apart in two week intervals beginning when the soil has warmed to 7 C (45 F) and avoid sowing after mid July. As each beet seed is actually a corky fruit with 2 or 3 seeds contained within, it is important to thin the young seedlings to 7–10 cm (3–4") apart to provide enough room for proper root formation. Use plants that are thinned as a source of tender, edible greens. Over-watering or excessive rainfall may lead to excessive leaf growth and pale or small roots. One packet sows approximately 6 m (20’) of row.
Life Cycle Annual
Propagation Sow Direct
Days to Emergence 8 to 10
Light Full Sun
Growth Habit Root Crop
Frost Tolerance Can Withstand Light Frost
Days to Harvest 57
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Heirloom
Length of Row Packet Approximately 6 m (20')
Family Name Chenopodiaceae
Latin Beta vulgaris
 
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