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Gourmet Beets

Five Color Rainbow

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Gourmet Beets

Five Color Rainbow

This wonderful five color beet blend is a knockout in both in the garden and kitchen. The kaleidoscope colors of roots, stems and leaves make a vis...
This wonderful five color beet blend is a knockout in both in the garden and kitchen. The kaleidoscope colors of roots, stems and leaves make a visually stunning mix and all have fine sweet flavor. Enjoy as baby beets and then let the rest size up. Includes beets with deep purple skin and flesh, orange skin with yellow interiors, rose with candystriped interiors, a glowing cerise-pink and an heirloom satin white that really sets off the other colors.
Seed Count: 275 - 280 / Weight: 5.5 gms
$ 3.19
#5973
#5973

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

In early spring, when danger of frost is over, sow seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Space seeds 1 inch apart in rows 8 to 10 inches apart, or broadcast thinly for bed planting. Cover 1/2 inch deep and firm soil well over these irregularly shaped seeds to ensure good germination. If first sowing comes up unevenly, sow more seeds as seedlings will catch up fast. When large enough to handle, carefully thin seedlings to 3 to 4 inches apart so beets have room to size up.

 

GROWING NOTES

For best quality, tender roots, sow seeds before midsummer heat and again in late summer to early fall – in cold climates, allow at least 10 weeks before fall frosts. Keep soil evenly moist throughout the season. Be sure to thin seedlings several times when plants are small, as beets grow best if given enough room.

 

HARVEST AND USE

After thinning seedlings, use their tender young tops for nutritious, flavorful steamed greens. Pull some of this beautiful five color mix at baby size, 1 to 2 inches in diameter, or let the bright colored roots grow as large as desired. Garden fresh beets will cook more quickly than store-bought. They are delicious shredded fresh into salads or steam, boil or roast whole in their skins like potatoes, then peel for wonderful colors and sweet concentrated flavor.

Plant In

Location

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

February - June
August - September
Full sun
1/2 inch
1 inch
5 - 10 days
Approx. 55

Plant In

Location

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

February - June
August - September
Full sun
1/2 inch
1 inch
5 - 10 days
Approx. 55

Plant In

February - June
August - September

Location

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Space Seeds

1 inch

Days to Germinate

5 - 10 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 55

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