GB CULTURAL INFO: C, W/Matures 8-9+/Harvest 4-12/Yield heads 26-53, leaves 52-106/Spacing 15"
DAYS TO MAT: 56-85 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 110
SOURCE CODE: O
APPROX GERM DAYS: 4-7
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: Early Spring, Fall
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start seed in flats. Transplant seedlings 15" apart into well-prepared soil. Make sure there is good fertility, and the soil is not too acid. Transplant deeper than in the flat, up to the first leaves. Matures in 8-9 weeks. Start in early spring for an early summer crop, and in late summer for fall. Cut heads when 3-4" in diameter, with dark-green coloring of unopened flower heads. Harvest side-shoots regularly to encourage continued production.
BOTANICAL NAME: Vegetable Seeds: Beta vulgaris
(1890) A rich-tasting old Italian heirloom. Compact 2-3' light-green plants. 3-4" bluish-green central head, then lots of medium-sized side shoots. Matures over a long period-best for home gardens. Out-produces hybrids. Excellent quality, freezes well.