Days to Full Maturity: 55 Days
Non-GMO – Heirloom – High Germination Rate
Minimum Seed Count:100
The Cylindra beet is a variety of beet that originated in Denmark. Their long, cylindrical shape makes them ideal for anyone who wants a larger yield of beets in a smaller space. These beets are hardy and can be grown in a number of zones and climates, and can thrive in either full sun or partial shade. Their flavor has been described as bold and earthy, and they can be harvested 55 days after planting.
How to grow:
Direct sow Cylindra beet seeds outside 4 weeks before the last expected frost. Soften the heirloom beet seeds by soaking them in water for 2 hours, then plant in full sun and well-drained soil. Sow them 1″ deep and 1″ apart in rows 1-2′ apart. Tamp down the earth above the seeds to ensure good contact with the soil, and germination should take place in 5-15 days. Add compost or other organic matter for healthy growth. Since each beet “seed” holds up to 8 actual seeds, the seedlings will need to be thinned to 3″ apart. The uprooted plants do well as a second crop, as transplanting them will set them about 2 weeks behind the original plants. Take care not to bruise the seedlings when weeding. They love cool weather and can survive temperatures down to 25F. For companion planting benefits, plant beets with bush beans, onions, or members of the cabbage family; avoid planting them near pole beans.