Grow your own lavishly delicious, jewel-like vegetables with BOXHILL's Brilliant Beet Blend Organic Seeds. Otherwise known as Beta Vulgaris, this is a mix of especially colorful heirloom beets that will amaze your guests at the dinner table!
Seeds arrive in a quatrefoiled, folded package -- both the quatrefoil shape and seeds, themselves, were thought to be travel partners on the ancient Silk Road. The Faberge-themed artwork on the packaging is a nod to Pavel Ivanovich Kharitonenko, who was known as the The Sugar King of Russia. A wealthy, agricultural mogul, he used his money to collect the work of famed jeweler, Peter Carl Faberge, creator of the world-renowned Faberge Eggs.
Direct sow these seeds starting 1-2 weeks before last frost, and continuing until 8-10 weeks before first fall frost. Beets prefer fertile, and weed-free soil for formation of large roots. Thin the young seedlings to every two inches. Pull out every other beet to enjoy at the baby stage, leaving the remainder of beets to grow to full size. Leave later sowings in the ground for harvest through November, then pull those beets and store.
VARIETAL QUICK FACTS
- Number of Seeds -- 100
- Spacing in Row -- 4"
- Spacing Between Rows -- 18"
- Planting Depth -- 0.75"
- Days to Germination -- 5 to 14 days
- Days to Maturity -- 55 days
- Height at Maturity -- 18"
- Width at Maturity -- 2"