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.
Planting Depth: 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing: 4 inches
Row Spacing: 12-18 inches
Direct seed 2-4 weeks before last frost and continue until a month before the first frost in the fall.
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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...