Seed Savers Exchange Beet, Burpee's Golden
Introduced in 1970 by Burpee Seed Co. Dual purpose beet for roots and greens. Roots are globe-shaped and bright orange, turning golden-yellow when cooked. Tender and mild even when large. Will not bleed like red beets. Sweet flavorful leaves. 50-55 days.
This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
These leaves can be harvested for fresh eating when they are 3-5 in. and for cooking as they mature.You should harvest the roots when they are 2-4 inches in diameter.