(OP) HEIRLOOM. 60 days. Colorful addition to any plate! Beautiful Italian 2-3” round beet with unique alternating red and white rings within a scarlet skin. Flesh is very tender, mild and sweet. Mild flavored 12” tops are green with red-striped stems that can be eaten raw or cooked and are an excellent substitute for spinach. Fast growing and long-standing in the fall. Ideal for boiling, pickling, baking and freezing. A true specialty item for Fresh Markets! Approximately 1,500 seeds per ounce or 24,000 seeds per pound
Companions: Bush Beans, cabbage family, lettuce, onion.
Ally: Garlic improves growth and flavor
Enemies: Pole beans and beets stunt each other’s growth