- 55 days.
- Round exceptionally sweet roots have alternating concentric rings of cherry red and white.
- Shred fresh for salads or roast in the oven to enhance natural sweetness.
- Cooked roots turn a lovely soft pink.
- Originated in Chioggia, Italy and first mentioned by the historic seed house Vilmorin in 1840.
Planting Directions: Sow seed ½” to 1” deep in spring when soil temperature is 50° to 80° with 75° optimum. Can be planted outdoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Beets grow and produce best in cool weather, mulch the soil if necessary or plant in shade of other vegetables. Keep soil evenly moist at all times. Work soil deeply in the spring adding compost or a general garden fertilizer that is low in nitrogen. Thin plants to 2”-3” apart. Plant again in late summer for a fall crop. When the plants are young, the tops can be used as ‘greens’.