Lutz Green Leaf

Beta vulgaris

Famous for its sweetness, long-storage, tenderness even when large, and high-quality greens. Also called "Winter Keeper", this red-fleshed beet can be spring planted, grown all season, then harvested as a very large beet in the fall (up to 3-4 lbs). Store in your root cellar or fridge for use all winter.

Oh the humble beet! As sweet as candy, literally since a lot of U.S. sugar comes from beets, this vegetable will find its way to the table in so many ways – roasted, boiled, raw, pickled, sautéed, pureed in soups, juiced, and dehydrated. Roots will store for 1-4 months without the tops, bringing the dinner table bright nutritious food in the middle of winter. Of course, the greens are delicious too and can be cooked just like spinach or chard. Nutrients: dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, B6, thiamine, riboflavin, folate, niacin, iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
2 grams - Packet $ 2.50
1/4 oz $ 4.95
1/2 oz $ 7.50
1 oz $ 11.25
1/4 lb(s) $ 16.90
1/2 lb(s) $ 25.35
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
2200 1/2 oz 100 lbs 65
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
All 45-75°F Full Sun Very Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1/2" 1-2" 190
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
3-5" 5-17 Biennial 2-3 years
Easy-to-grow, moderately frost-tolerant biennial, direct seeded in spring and summer into evenly moist soil in full sun. Succession planted throughout the spring and late summer for harvest through the fall and into the winter. Plant Seeds: 1/2" deep, with 1-2" between seeds, in rows 6-10" apart. Soil Temp: 45-75 F. Days to Sprout: 5-17. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 3-5". Companions: beets, carrots, lettuce onion, spinach, tomato, nasturtium, cilantro and dill. Antagonists: beans and strawberries. Seeds/oz: 2200. Seed Wt./100' row: 1/2 oz. Yield/100' row: 100 lbs. Days to harvest: 35 days for greens and 50-80 for roots. Seed Viability in ideal storage: 2-3 years.