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Cylindra or Formanova Beet (250 seeds) (BT111) $2.75
BULK SEED 800 (BT111B) $5.50

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Cylindra or Formanova Beet

         
 
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55 days. A wonderful heirloom from Denmark, this one is famous for slicing with its long, cylindrical roots. Produces much more uniform slices than round beets. This tender and sweet variety is also known as “Butter Slicer” because of its wonderful texture.
 
Cylindra or Formanova Beet
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 26
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

96.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Vicky
Location:
Plymouth, MN, United States
Date:
February 15, 2019
          4.0
 
Pre sprout for easier planting
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy no fuss hard to fail

What are the cons? too sweet?

Review:

Have grown Cylindra beets for over 10 yrs, love the long fat shape, so easy to prepare compared to round beets. HINT: pre-sprout the seeds on a damp paper towel, put it on large dinner plate or platter, put completely inside a plastic bag, check every day, about 2 days you will have little rootlets -- these are much easier to plant outside, no guessing where you put the brown seed since you can see the white rootlet. You can also pre-sprout and then plant in potting soil in a recycled deep salad mix container, let them grow for a month, and transplant outside. The transplants method is my favorite way. We have canned these, works nicely, and we also have made wine from them, which takes about 3 years to mature, but wow is it ever nice! My only "problem" with these are that they are SO sweet, I can't eat too much of them on my new low-carb diet! However, the greens are totally allowed....so will plant them again! HIGHLY RECOMMENED!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Farmer Phyl
Location:
Yakima WA, WA, United States
Date:
November 13, 2018
          5.0
 
Awesome yields
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, texture, and yield

What are the cons? none

Review:

For small gardens this variety is a great choice as the yield is at least double what other beets are just because of the elongated size. The texture is very smooth. Never had problems with the roots becoming woody or grainy, and when grown in very early spring or late summer never had problems with pests. This beet seems to retain it's bright red color even after canning when many varieties bleed and turn pale. Easy to cut into uniform slices or chunks, so every piece cooks uniformly. Love this beet. Beets are one of the few root crops that can be successfully transplanted. I always plant one row, then thin and transplant the baby plants. I'll have at least 2 or 3 more rows.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
patsygreenthumb
Location:
Cass Lake, MN, United States
Date:
September 26, 2018
          5.0
 
Great Beets
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? tender all season long

What are the cons? none

Review:

Tried these a few years ago just for something different. we now plant them every year. They are easy to sow, grow and taste delicious. We had a month long period of no rain and they are still just as tasty. They are amazing!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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26 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
bexz
Location:
Seattle, WA, United States
Date:
January 19, 2018
          5.0
 
Saves Space and Time
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, great flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

I'll never grow another variety. You get at least twice the beet in the same space as other varieties, and they're a dream to peel and slice. Saves so much time in the kitchen when cooking or preserving them. The flavor and texture is excellent for cooking, roasting, canning, pickling, and eating raw in salads. It's a win, win, win.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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26 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Northern MN
Location:
Duluth, MN, United States
Date:
November 14, 2017
          5.0
 
Preferred by mice too
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to process, great quality

What are the cons? None

Review:

These are superb beets. Excellent texture and color (we like the solid-colored, deep dark beets), and hands down the easiest beet to peel and slice, which saves time in the kitchen. A heads-up about them, though: because the roots grow so far above the soil level, they are sitting ducks for mice. We had a lovely little crop of these waiting to be pulled. Snow was forecast and our fridge was full, so I put row cover over the hoops on the bed. That created a perfect habitat for the mice which hadn't bothered anything up till then. They got about 3/4 of our Cylindras. Major disappointment. Wish I'd thought about that in advance! Our carrots in the same bed, and Lutz beets in a different part of the garden, didn't get wrecked because their roots stayed completely underground. From now on I will bear in mind that the Cylindras should be harvested before anything needs to be covered..

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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