Chioggia Guardsmark Improved Beets
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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 in with other roasted vegetables, and for kids! The tops are generous and mild, and can be used like chard or spinach.
|100 Seeds||$3.99||In Stock | Packed for 2024|
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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.
|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|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|