Solid, deep red, round, smooth, uniform with a fine buttery texture and dark red interior. No rings or zoning. Small tap root. 10-12" tall dull green tops. Can obtain a larger size than most beets and not get a woody texture or dirt/soapy taste. Performs well in poor soil.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
|Direct Seed (100 Ft.)||Distance Apart In Row After Thinning||Space Between Rows||Planting Depth|
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.
ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY
APPROXIMATE SEED COUNT
- 1,500 per Oz.
- 24,000 per Lb.
DISEASE RESISTANCE OR TOLERANCE
- Bush Beans
- Cabbage Family
- Garlic improves growth and flavor
- Pole beans and beets stunt each other's growth