(Beta vulgaris) A Danish variety dating back to the 1880's. Produces 5-6" long, 2" wide beets with smooth skin and a fine, sweet flavor. Slices into uniform rounds, perfect for pickling and snacking. Cylindrical shape also makes it easier to peel. 60 days to harvest. Approx. 100 seeds/pkt.
CULTURE: Plant seeds outdoors once soil temps have reached 50 degrees. Pre-soaking seeds for 24 hours will improve germination. Sow 1/2" deep, 1-2" apart in rows 12" apart. Keep soil moist until germination has occurred (5-7 days). Thin to one plant every 3-4". Beets can be harvested at any time and the tops are also edible. A second sowing can be made in late summer for fall harvest.
Seeing most of seeds germinate. Look forward to long beets.