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Organic red beet ' Cylindra '

Beta vulgaris


Cylindra beets are named for their long, cylindrical roots that sometimes grow up to six or eight inches. These heirloom beets have a smooth dark maroon skin and a deep red flesh. Cylindra beets have a sweet flavor and a fine grain. The beet tops (or greens) are also sweeter than more common round beets. 
This superfood has dozens of health benefits, from fighting against diseases to weight loss. These veggies are a versatile and effective way to improve your diet. Like most root vegetables, beets are not always visually appealing, but they are packed with a big variety of nutrients.



Plant life cycle: hardy annual

Site: Full sun

Seed depth:1/2"

Plant spacing: 2-3" apart

Row spacing: 12-18"

Approx seeds per packet: 100 seeds



How to grow:

Beets are a unique root vegetable edible for both its bulb and green tops. The vegetable is a biennial, which means they flower and seed in their second year of growth, but beets are typically grown as an annual.Before Planting: Beets grow quickly in light or loamy soils with a pH over 6.0. In general, cool temperatures produce the best flesh color. Weather temperature fluctuations will cause white rings in the roots.

Planting: Begin sowings when soil has warmed to 45°F. Sow 12-15 seeds/ft. 1/2″ deep, rows 14-18″ apart. Thin to 1 plant per 2″ when true leaves begin to show. For a continuous supply of greens and small tender beets, sow seed at 2-week intervals until 8 weeks before regular heavy frosts are expected. Sow seeds 4-6 weeks before transplanting out after heavy frosts have decreased. Sow seeds 1/2″ deep, 2-3 seeds per cell. Transplant out 3″ apart in rows 14-18″ apart.Watering: Since beets consist of mostly water, the plant requires adequate watering to grow. Water beets at least an inch weekly if rain doesn’t supply enough moisture. Water slowly to permeate the soil and reach the root.


Fertilizer: Apply some high-nitrogen fertilizer six weeks after planting.


Red beet 'Cylindra ' Organic NonGmo

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