Beetroot, Garden Beet

Beta vulgaris

How to plant Beet seeds

Touchstone Gold organic Beet seeds VG11135

TOUCH­STONE GOLD Beet Seeds (OP) 60 days

Organically grown. Outstanding top-shaped beet, extremely sweet and mild. 'Touchstone Gold' does not bleed. Yellow flesh with orange skin. Retains color when cooked. Tops sweet and delicious. Roots more uniform in size with less zoning. Seed is higher in germination compared to other Golden beets.

100 seeds - $3.49

Chioggia Guardsmark Beet seeds VG00031


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; it is larger, more productive, with increased vigor. Packet is 3 grams, about 190-200 seeds.

3 Grams - $2.49

Bull's Blood Organic Beet seeds VG01111

BULL'S BLOOD Beet Seeds (OP) 38-50 days leaves, 60 days roots

Organically grown. This heirloom beet has striking, dark purplish red leaves that are a colorful, nutritious addition to salad mixes when young, and delicious steamed or sautéed when larger. The round, deep red roots are candy-striped on the inside, and are best harvested when the size of a golf ball. Beets are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, iron, and calcium.

2 Grams - $2.49

Red Ace Beet seeds VG00037

RED ACE Beet Seeds (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.

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How to Plant and Grow Beet

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Plant Beet Seeds: Sow beet seeds directly in the garden 1 in. apart. Kept at 55-70°F., germination is in 5-10 days. Thin to 2 in. 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 tennis ball.

Grow Beet: 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.