Farm and Feeds > > Cylindra | Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.

Price: $1.99

Description

Smooth, dark red, 16 cm (6.5″) long, cylindrical beets. The sweet tasting roots are excellent keepers and are perfect for slicing due to their uniform diameter and length. Cylindria cooks well and is best when young but still keeps much of its sweet, tender flavour when larger!
HOW TO GROW

60 seeds/gram Beets thrive in sandy loam with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. Remember to fertilize. For continual harvest, sow seeds 1.2 cm (1/2″) deep and 2.5 cm (1″) apart in two week intervals beginning when the soil has warmed to 7 C (45F) and avoid sowing after mid July. As each beet seed is actually a corky fruit with 2 or 3 seeds contained within, it is important to thin the young seedlings to 7–10 cm (3–4″) apart to provide enough room for proper root formation. Use plants that are thinned as a source of tender, edible greens. Over-watering or excessive rainfall may lead to excessive leaf growth and pale or small roots. One packet sows approximately 6 m (20’) of row.
Propagation: Sow Direct
Days to Emergence: 10
Light: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Sturdy
Height: Medium (7 to 30 cm)
Frost Tolerance: Frost Tender
Days to Harvest: 80
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Heritage: Open Pollinated