Early Blood Turnip-rooted Beet Seeds (Beta vulgaris cv.)
Early Blood Turnip-rooted Beet Seeds (Beta vulgaris cv.)
Early Blood Turnip-rooted Beet Seeds (Beta vulgaris cv.)

Early Blood Turnip-rooted Beet Seeds (Beta vulgaris cv.)

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Thomas Jefferson regularly grew Red, Scarlet, and White beets in the Monticello vegetable garden. Early Blood Turnip-rooted Beet was introduced c. 1820; in Field and Garden Vegetables of America (1863), Fearing Burr noted its deep blood-red, "remarkably sweet and tender" flesh, its rapid growth, and popularity among market-gardeners. This variety bears edible, dark leaves with bright red stems, and stores well for winter use.

Direct sow seeds every 2-4 weeks from early to late spring for a continuous harvest, then again in late summer. Beets require consistent moisture and good drainage. Approximately 45-50 seeds per packet.

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Details

Genus Beta
Species vulgaris cv.
Exposure Full Sun
Planting Method Direct Sow
Planting Depth 1/2 - 3/4"
Days to Emerge 5 - 10
Plant Spacing Thin to 2 - 4" apart; rows
Habit 2 - 4" roots


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