Vegetable Description: Also known as Crosby’s Early Egyptian, this heritage variety originated in Germany and is a standard early bunching beet. Heart-shaped roots are flattened and dark red in color, maturing in about 55 days. Erect tops are medium green and grow up to 17 inches tall.
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” 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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