Chioggia Guardsmark Improved Beets

Organic Chioggia Guardsmark Improved Beets Seeds

Improved color contrast

Beta vulgaris
Slice to reveal the bullseye within.
Improved color contrast, uniformity, and bolt resistance. Won't dye the other ingredients in dishes like classic red beets do. Tops are mild; use like chard or spinach.
Product ID# BE0037 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Detailed Product Info

An improved classic. This strain has been selected for improved color contrast, uniformity and bolt resistance, and did very well in spring, summer and fall in our demonstration garden. These beets won't dye the rest of the ingredients in your dishes like classic red beets do, making them great on salad, in mixed roasted vegetables and for kids. The tops are generous and mild, and can be used like chard or spinach.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Planting Depth 1 inch
Spacing in Row 8 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Height at Maturity 12 inches
Width at Maturity 4 inches
Growing Instructions

Direct sow in the spring when the soil is warm. Sow seeds 1-2 inches apart, then thin to 4 inches apart. (The thinnings can be eaten as a baby green.) Allow beets to form, then thin every other beet when they reach 2-3 inches in diameter. Allow the remaining beets to grow to maturity. Beets need fertile soil and at least 1 inch of water per week. Sow in successions for fresh beets all season long. Store in the fall as a root crop.

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