Seed Savers Exchange Beet, Early Blood Turnip

Seed Savers Exchange Beet, Early Blood Turnip

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Seed Savers Exchange Beet, Early Blood Turnip
Beta vulgaris

  • Very dark red color
  • Crisp and tender
  • Excellent market and home garden variety
  • For summer and autumn use
  • 48-68 days
  • Packet of 100 Seeds

 

Available as early as 1825 from seedsmen such as Sinclair & Moore of Baltimore, MD. Good all purpose variety with dark red flesh that is sweet, crisp, and tender. Excellent market and home garden variety for summer and autumn use. Now relatively rare. 48-68 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.

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