Vegetable Description: This striking Italian vegetable has alternating red and white rings running through its roots. Tops are green with pink-striped stems and mild. When baked whole and sliced just before serving this sweet variety retains its unique markings. Roots have good sweet flavor! Approximately 55 days to maturity.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
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Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 55
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 2800
Vegetable Height: 6” to 12”
Vegetable Spacing: 2” to 4”
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside as soon as the ground can be worked. Can also be fall planted. Plant about 4” apart and 1/2“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 12”-18” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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