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SEED SPECS:  Average 35000 seeds per pound

Bulls Blood Beet   Bull's Blood (35-55 days) Dark purple leaves are very pretty and make an interesting ornamental, but the roots are an excellent beet - very sweet with a dark red color.
#524  Packet, $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds
#B4z-524  Bulk seed 4oz.   $9.89
#B1-524  Bulk seed 1 lb.   $28.40



Chioggia Bulls eye Beet   Chioggia (Bulls-eye) (55 days) This pretty Italian heirloom has alternating red and white rings. Round roots are sweet and mild, never tough. Leaves are also as cooked greens.
#209  Packet, $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds
#B4z-209  Bulk seed 4oz.   $9.89
#B1-209  Bulk seed 1 lb.   $28.40



Crosby Egyptian (50-60 days) The "Old Reliable" of beets was introduced in 1869 by Boston resident Josiah Crosby. Large 3-4in. dark red beets and tall leaves. Stores well.
#210  Packet, $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds
#B4z-210  Bulk seed 4oz.   $8.99
#B1-210  Bulk seed 1 lb.   $25.79


Cylindra Beet   Cylindra (60days)  Long dark red beets with dark green topsGood canning type.
#3960  Packet, $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds
#B4z-3960  Bulk seed 4oz.   $4.99
#B1-3960  Bulk seed 1 lb.   $14.20


Detroit Dark Red Beet   Detroit Dark Red (60-70 days)  First sold in 1892, this variety has deep red flesh that remains sweet after cooking.   Excellent keeper.
#522  Packet, $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds
#B4z-522  Bulk seed 4oz.   $5.25
#B1-522  Bulk seed 1 lb.   $15.95
#B1z-522G    Dried root powder   1oz.   $18.00
#B1lb-522G   Dried root powder   1lb    $25.00


Golden Globe (35-55 days) Bright golden round roots do not bleed and have a mild flavor.
#9880  Packet, $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds
#B4z-9880  Bulk seed 4oz. (Approximately 6,000 seeds)   $40.50
#B1-9880  Bulk seed 1 lb.   $69.30



Mangel Wurzel (110 days) These long red productive beets were valued as winter feed for farm animals, but they're an excellent food for people, too. Roots can weigh up to 20 pounds each and have a deep red skin and white flesh that contains a high sugar content.
#211 Packet, $3.50, Approximately 100 seeds


Sugar Beet (100 days) Huge 5lb red roots, up to 1ft. in length. High sucrose content used in commercial sugar production. The pulp is frequently used in animal fodder. Syrup made from grinding and pressing the roots is used in Germany in the same manner as honey in cooking - as a spread on bread, in making and sweetening sauces and desserts. Desugared molasses is used in the US is used with salt or alone to spread on roads for de-icing (it reduces corrosion and lowers the freezing temperature of the salt mix). Sugar beets are also beneficial as a cover crop. For best production, soil should be rich and loamy with the ability to retain moisture, worked deeply when first planted. Beets are heavy feeders and benefit from applications of fertilizer or manure during their growth cycle.
#9901       Packet, $10.50     Approximately 200 seeds
#B4z-9901         Bulk seed 4oz. (Approximately 6,000 seeds)   $20.50
#B1-9901          Bulk seed 1 lb.   $70.30


White Albino
(50 days) Gourmet white round roots. Very sweet with a high sucrose content.
#9902  Packet, $6.50, Approximately 200 seeds
#B4z-9902             Bulk seed 4oz.                (Approximately 6,000 seeds)   $35.85
#B1-9902              Bulk seed 1 lb.   $85.36


Soil temperature
        for planting beet seeds
There is great diversity in the beet varieties that we offer; which makes the general information provided only valuable as adjustable guidelines. This may also affect your seed planting and propagation strategies and the germination rates under your planting conditions may vary from the seed lot test results. The following soil temperature data is for beets in general. Temperatures are average daytime from planting to emergence. Percentage is average germination rate. Days is number of days to emergence.
32ºF x 0% x 0 days; 41ºF x 53% x 42 days; 50ºF x 72% x 17 days; 59ºF x 88% x 10 days; 68ºF x 90% x 6 days; 77ºF x 97% x 5 days; 86ºF x 89% x 5 days; 95ºF x 35% x 5 days; 104ºF x 0% x 0 days;

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