- The cylindra's cylindrical shape makes this variety ideal for those wanting a higher yield ina smaller space.
This beet dates back to the 1880s. Also known as the "Formanova". Dark red, cylindrical and about 6-9"s long. This is not your typical beet as it is much longer. Cylindra beet almost resembles the size and shape of an oversized carrot or let them grow a bit bigger and they'll be shaped like a sweet potato.