Growing Cylindra Beet Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: beta vulgaris
- Other Names: beetroot, blood turnip
- Days to Maturity: 55 days(6 to 7 inches long)
- Hardiness Zone: 3-10
- Planting Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 1"
- Row Spacing: 12-16"
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Light, moist soil, 6.5 to 7 ph
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Pests/diseases: Susceptible Leaf miners, flea beetles, and leaf hoppers.
- Color: Dark Red
- Flavor: Tender texture, doesn’t get as “wooden” as other varieties
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 1,250 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 5,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 20,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 100,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 500,000 Seeds
Start with a light, moist soil, ideally with a PH level of 6.5 to 7. Sow the seeds half an inch deep. Because the beets will grow in a cylindrical shape, you will only need to put one inch between the seeds. Leave twelve to eighteen inches between rows. These seeds will need plenty of moisture while germinating, so keep the soil moist for the first twenty one days. These beets can thrive in conditions with full sun or partial shade. After fifty five days, the beets should be ready for harvesting. Around this time, they will be between six to seven inches.
Cylindra Beets grow well in almost any type of soil, tolerating even chilly soil. Cylindra has been known to germinate in soil as cool as 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Preferred by chefs because of its exceptionally sweet flavor and its long cylinder shape making it easier to slice, giving it the nickname "Butter Slicer." This beet plant is diverse in its cooking applications. It has been known to be roasted, baked, steamed, pickled, and added to salads. 1,200 seeds/oz.