Kestrel Beet Seeds 1276. Hybrid.
Approx. 125 seeds/pkt (60 seeds/gram)
Deep red, beautifully rounded, globe-shaped roots with high sugar content and excellent hybrid vigor. For fresh market or home garden growing for early baby beats, it’s hard to find a better variety! Bright green, semi-glossy tops. Excellent disease resistance!
How to Grow
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 to 5 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.