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CHIOGGIA GUARDSMARK IMPROVED Beet Seeds
(OP) 60 days
'Chioggia' is an Italian heirloom beet, cherry-red on the outside, alternating rings of white and cherry red on the inside. Often called the "Candystripe" beet. 'Chioggia Guardsmark Improved' has the same sweet, tender succulent flavor and dazzling color; is larger, more productive, with increased vigor. Packet is 3 grams, about 190-200 seeds.
RED ACE Beet Seeds
(F1 Hyb.) 50 days
Widely considered the best all-around red beet, it is deep red, tender, and sweetly flavored. Grows well under a variety of conditions and is quite vigorous. Maintains high quality even when large. Packet is 3 grams, about 200 seeds.
How to Plant BEET Seeds
Sow seeds 1-inch apart, thin to 2-inches apart when the plants are about 2 weeks old. Thinned seedlings are edible and
nutritious. Roots are at their highest quality when they are between the size of a golf ball and
Comments: Beets are at their best during cool weather. In mild summer climates they may be planted as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring and then right through the summer until about 2 months before the first fall frost. In warmer climates seeds are sown in spring and fall to mature in relatively cool weather. Beets are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, iron, and calcium.