Aside from the health benefits, which include significant amounts of fiber, potassium, folic acid, and vitamin C, beets come in many colors. ‘Gourmet Blend’ includes ‘Detroit Dark Red’ with deep red roots and delicious dark green tops, ‘Chioggia’ with interior rings of bright pink and white, and ‘Golden’ with bright yellow flesh. The leaf tops grow up to 18″ tall, and the roots grow to around 1″-3″ in diameter. Botanical Interests’® Gourmet Blend Beet Seeds are USDA Organic and verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 42 feet.
Outdoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°-85°F, for early summer crop. Sow 6-8 weeks before your average first fall frost date for late summer/fall crop. In mild climates, sow fall through winter.
Indoors: Not recommended; root disturbance delays maturity.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.