GB CULTURAL INFO: C, W/Matures 10-11/Harvest 1-6/Yield Roots 200-800; Tops 100-400/ Spacing 7"/
DAYS TO MAT: Tops 45 days, Roots 70-100 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 50
SOURCE CODE: GB
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 to 7" apart - use as salad greens. Keep well weeded but cultivate shallowly to avoid roots.
BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris
DESCRIPTION: Milder, more subtle flavor than red beets, this striking yellow beet is a French heirloom from the 1800s. The sweet, white fleshed root can reach ten plus pounds and the large leaves make an excellent chard-like steamed green. Mangels are a great fodder crop. Easy to grow and stores well. Grows well in spring and fall.