GB CULTURAL INFO: C,W/Matures 8-9/Harvest 1-6/Yield Roots 55-540, Tops 55-270/Spacing 4"
DAYS TO MAT: Tops 45 days, Roots 55-540 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 160
SOURCE CODE: C
APPROX GERM DAYS: 5-14
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring, Fall
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Requires loose fertile soil that is well drained. Likes cooler weather but sunny location. Plant directly into garden where soil has been well-prepared to at least 12" with any stones removed. Soaking seed several hours in tepid water improves germination. Press soil firmly down on seeds. Thin out seedlings - use as salad greens. Keep well weeded but cultivate shallowly to avoid roots.
BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris
DESCRIPTION: A mixture of varieties and colors, including some not offered individually. Try this mix if you're a novice beet grower and are not sure which variety to start with.