Beet

Beet

Both leaf beets and root beets were developed from wild seabeets, along coastal Europe and western Asia. Beet greens- the beet tops- have been eaten and enjoyed for several thousands of years. The Romans particularly liked beet greens and discovered that the roots were tasty as well! The beet gained in popularity in Europe and America during the 1700s.

Beets are a cool season crop, and are well suited for the Fall and Winter Garden, as well as an early Spring crop. They prefer cooler, loose, sandy loam soils, and will continue growing through early frosts. Beets are sweetest and tastiest when young, as they toughen with size and age. Pick them smaller rather than larger for best flavor.

  •  Bull's Blood Beet - (Beta vulgaris)
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    Bull's Blood Beet Seeds - (Beta vulgaris)

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    Bull's Blood Beet Exceptional dual purpose heirloom. Stunning dark red young tops make attractive additions to salad mixes. The tasty round roots have a remarkably sweet, wholesome flavor. Harvest baby greens at 35 days or so. Later, as they...
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  • Chioggia/Candystripe Beet - (Beta vulgaris)
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    Chioggia/Candystripe Beet Seeds - (Beta vulgaris)

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    Chioggia/Candystripe Beet The Italian Chioggia Beet is a pre-1840 Italian heirloom variety from Bassano, the Chioggia region of northeast Italy. Candy red exteriors and beautifully marked interiors of alternating white and cherry-red rings. Exceptional...
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  • Cool Season Roots Collection
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    Cool Season Roots Seed Collection

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    Cool Season Roots Seed Collection Under the ground, these root vegetables, keep on getting sweeter as the days turn cooler. Root crops can grow for a much longer period of time. Some will over-winter with a little added mulch-straw, giving you...
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  • Cylindra Beet - (Beta vulgaris)
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    Cylindra Beet Seeds - (Beta vulgaris)

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    Cylindra Beet This is the beet for beet lovers - sweet and tender flavor, fine grained, long, smooth and cylindrical.  The 6-8" long by 1 1/2 -2 " diameter dark red beets are excellent for slicing. Also known as Formanova and Butter Slicer...
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  • Golden Detroit Beet - (Beta vulgaris)
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    Golden Detroit Beet Seeds - (Beta vulgaris)

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    Golden Detroit Beet Beautiful golden-orange roots that won’t bleed when sliced or cooked. Has good yields and is sweetest when young, does not become fibrous when larger. Looks almost like an overgrown orange-yellow carrot! Fast growing and...
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  • Ruby Queen Beet - (Beta vulgaris)
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    Ruby Queen Beet Seeds - (Beta vulgaris)

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    Ruby Queen Beet Fine quality, early beet with a smooth, buttery texture and an outstanding flavor. Globe shaped with a smooth skin and even dark red coloring throughout. Grows well even in poor soils. First-rate for table use and canning. Early...
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