Beetroot

Beetroot

(Beta vulgaris) An Old World crop known to the Romans, but not cultivated for roots until much later. Beets aren't just red—be sure to try other types of beetroot as well!Make successive sowings of beetroot seeds for harvests all season, starting 2-4 weeks before last frost in spring, and continuing until a month before first frost in fall. (Sowings in intense mid-summer heat may not germinate satisfactorily.) Sow where the plants are to grow, 1/2 inch deep, 4-6 inches apart, in full sun on a neutral (non-acid) soil. Most "seeds" are really capsules containing multiple seeds, so thinning to single plants is necessary. If the young, growing beetroot plants are thinned gradually, the thinnings can be enjoyed as greens. Keep soil evenly moist. When mature, lift and store in the refrigerator or root cellar. Late crops can be left in the ground, mulched deeply, and dug as needed right through the winter months.

 
 
Zentaur Fodder

Zentaur Fodder Beet BT126

60 days (90 days to fodder crop) A nice fodder beet from Europe. Roots... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
McGregor's Favorite

McGregor's Favorite Beet BT124

Old dual-purpose variety is grown for both its leaves and its roots. The... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Okragly Ciemnoczerwony (Bordo)

Okragly Ciemnoczerwony (Bordo) Beet BT123

Smooth, blemish-free round-to-top-shaped beets are very dark red. Very... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
sugar beet

Sugar Beet BT120

95 days. White-fleshed conical roots are larger than our Albino Beet, and... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Shiraz Beet

Shiraz Tall Top Beet BT121

60 days. Dual-purpose variety! Very fast-growing tops may be harvested... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Beet

Pronto Beet BT122

55 days. Sweet roots are smooth, round and slightly flattened; very elegant.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Fuer Kugel Beet

Fuer Kugel Beet BT119

60 days. Smooth-skinned, dark purple roots remain sweet and tender even... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
lutz salad beet

Lutz Salad Leaf Beet BT118

70 days. Quite possibly the best storage beet known. Top-shaped red roots... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
giant yellow eck

Giant Yellow Eckendorf Beet BT116

The 1927 Henry Fields catalog said, “Giant, smooth, long roots of cylindrical... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
geante blanche beet

Geante Blanche Beet BT115

A “Giant White” fodder beet that is a mainstay in France as a beet for... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
crapaudine beet

Crapaudine Beet BT114

In 1885, the French book The Vegetable Garden stated this is one of the... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Beet

Flat of Egypt Beet BT113

50 days. In 1885 Vilmorin said, “An exceedingly early variety, and certainly... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Cylindra Beet

Cylindra or Formanova Beet BT111

55 days. A wonderful heirloom from Denmark, this one is famous for slicing... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Detroit Dark Red Beet

Detroit Dark Red Beet BT110

55 days. The most popular, old standard, all-purpose red beet; uniform... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Albino Beet

Albino Beet BT108

55 days. A pure white, fairly smooth round heirloom beet from Holland.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Mammoth Red Mangel Beet

Mammoth Red Mangel Beet BT107

100 days. Huge, up to 20 lbs each; large yields per acre. Highly used for... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Yellow Cylindrical Beet

Yellow Cylindrical Beet BT106

Very large, oblong, golden-yellow mangel beets are sweet and tasty if picked... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Crosbys Egyptian Beet

Crosby's Egyptian Beet BT105

55 days. Introduced to this country in 1869 and trialed by Peter Henderson,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
chioggia beet

Chioggia (Bassano) Beet BT104

60 days. Pre-1840 Italian heirloom beet, this variety arrived in the USA... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Early Wonder

Early Wonder Beet BT103

50 days. An old heirloom, pre-1811 variety. Early, smooth, round beet;... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Golden Beet seeds

Golden Beet BT102

55 days. This variety dates back to the 1820s or before. The beets are... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Bull's Blood Beet

Bull's Blood Beet BT101

50 days. This beautiful beet has deep reddish-purple leaves! Very sweet... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
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