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Chioggia Guardsmark Improved Beets

Chioggia Guardsmark Improved Beets

Beta vulgaris

Certified Organic Seed

Growing a great beet is a bullseye with Chioggia Improved.
Ships January 1st, 2015

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An improved classic. This strain has been selected for improved color contrast, uniformity and bolt resistance, and did very well in spring, summer and fall in our demonstration garden. These beets won't dye the rest of the ingredients in your dishes like classic red beets do, making them great on salad, in mixed roasted vegetables and for kids. The tops are generous and mild, and can be used like chard or spinach.
Number of Seeds 100 seeds
Spacing in Row 4 inches baby, 8 inches full size
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Planting Depth 1 inch
Days to Germination 7-10 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Height at Maturity 12 inches
Width at Maturity 4 inches
Direct sow in the spring when the soil is warm. Sow seeds 1-2 inches apart, then thin to 4 inches apart. (The thinnings can be eaten as a baby green.) Allow beets to form, then thin every other beet when they reach 2-3 inches in diameter. Allow the remaining beets to grow to maturity. Beets need fertile soil and at least 1 inch of water per week. Sow in successions for fresh beets all season long. Store in the fall as a root crop.

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