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Beet Seeds, Cylindra Formanova

Beta vulgaris
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Cylindra Formanova Beets produce long, dark red roots. The unique roots look similar to carrots, and provide more uniform slices than round beet varieties. The roots are great when used fresh, diced, canned, pickled, or frozen while the tops are great for salads.

  • SKU: 140100
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
10 to 12 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
45 to 65 days
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
  • Fill Weight (grams): 3.5
  • Approximate Seed Count: 150-175
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Sweet flavor with a fine green
  • Companion Planting: Plant near brassicas, bush beans, cabbage, garlic, lettuce, onions, or kohlrabi but away from pole beans. Onions protect beets against borers and cutworms.
  • Preparation Ideas: Great for pickling
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:
    • Beet seeds usually won’t germinate if the soil is too hot.
    • Cylindra beets grow more uniform than other types of beets.
    • To prevent beet bleeding, it is best to remove the skin after cooking.
    • The skin on beets is easiest removed after beets are roasted, steamed or boiled. Once cool enough to handle, the skin is easily removed with a paper towel.
    • Beets become woody when left too long in-ground
    • Beets should be harvested before a hard frost.
  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Plant Spacing: 8 cm (3")
  • Row Spacing: 30 cm (12")

Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Growing Suggestions:
  • Seeds not germinating? Beet seeds usually won’t germinate if the soil is too hot.
  • Cylindra beets grow more uniformly than other types of beets.
  • You can begin harvesting beets at any time. Tiny beets can be eaten as microgreens. Golf ball-sized beets are more tender, or full-size beets are great for turning into pickled beets
  • To prevent beet bleeding, it is best to remove the skin after cooking.
  • The skin on beets is easiest removed after beets are roasted, steamed or boiled. Once cool enough to handle, the skin is easily removed with a paper towel.
  • Beets become woody when left too long in-ground
  • Beets should be harvested before a hard frost.

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