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Vegetable Description: In spite of their name, this beet actually came to America in 1869 via Germany, not Egypt. Crosby's Egyptian beets come from the work and research of Josiah Crosby of Massachusetts, who later sold his seeds to his colleague James Gregory. Mr. Gregory made this type of beet available to the public in 1885.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
Other Common Names: Crosby's Extra Early Egyptian'
Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 55
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 2000
Vegetable Height: 12” to 18”
Vegetable Spacing: 2 in to 4 in
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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