45-55 day. A beautiful Italian heirloom beet from Chioggia, Italy. Also known as the candy cane beet or bullseye beet, it has concentric rings of red and white, making for beautiful slices. A mild and sweet beet, it is excellent sliced and grilled, tossed with a little balsamic vinegar, olive oil and sea salt. The leaves are green with green veins, and are delicious as well.
Minimum of 200 seeds per packet.
Posted by Tom Jonas on 8th Jul 2013
We started these beets for mainly greens, but will use the tubers for all things "beet." We found an excellent germination rate of over 90%. This beet is easy to grow in our Alaskan conditions, and should do well as a spring or fall planting elsewhere. We had record temps this June (90 degrees plus) this june and the beets just exploded with growth, but I do not know how it would do in a normal hot summer situation as I do not have experience in these conditions. Moderate feeder, as well as nutrient requirements. Easy to grow. Moose love them, as would deer: so , precautions in this area are needed. Recommended...