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Beet, Early Blood Turnip
- White root
- Sweet flavor
- Edible greens
- 50 days
- Packet of 100 Seeds
A beet variety from Holland. Completely white sweet roots with delicious flavor. This beet never stains! For best color and to avoid green tops, blanch roots by hilling up with soil. 50 days.
Learn To Grow It
Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Can be planted at two-week intervals for continuous harvests. All parts of the beet plant are edible.
These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden to create a bed of tender leaves and thinned to 4 - 6 inches apart as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/2 in. deep.
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.
This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.