Beet Seeds - 'Cylindra'
Beet Seeds - 'Cylindra'1
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Vegetable Description: Though Cylindra heirloom beets hail from Denmark, beets seem to have originated in the Mediterrenean region, where people grew them for thousands of years. Later, beets grew in Germany and Holland and were used as cattle fodder; they were later imported to England for this purpose, but the poor began to raise them for an affordable food source. American colonists later brought them to the New World, where they became a commonly enjoyed food both for their roots and their greens. According to historians, George Washington experimented with beets, cross-pollinating them to create new varieties.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
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Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 60
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 2100
Vegetable Height: 6” to 12”
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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Featured positive reviews:
First of all, I love cylindra red beets, because of their long shape and tender dark red flesh. They are a great canning beet! Second is, Everwilde has the BEST packaging! The gold foil packets with the peasant art on them is absolutely beautiful! (not to mention the extended shelf life these packets offer!) I will be saving these packets for future seed storage!
I will be ordering more from Everwilde!