DESCRIPTION: Heirloom from the 1800's. This is our own strain, which we have been growing at our research gardens for years from hand-selected roots. These produce a lot of food value in a small space. Huge elongated roots, gray-green shoulder, orange base. Sweet, solid cream to golden flesh. 12-18" tops. Very rare seed. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris
DAYS TO MATURITY: 65
SEEDS PER PACKET: 50
SOURCE CODE: GB
GERMINATION DAYS: 5-14
WHEN TO PLANT: Early Spring or Fall
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2"
GROWING 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 seeds several hours in tepid water improves germination. Press soil firmly down on seeds. Thin out seedlings to 7" apart. Keep well weeded but cultivate shallowly to avoid roots.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W /Matures 8-9/Harvest 1-6/Yield Roots 200-800, Tops 100-400/ Spacing 7"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Stores Well