Beets - Beet – Lutz Green Leaf

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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.
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Product Description

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″ 90
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
3-5″ 5-17 Biennial 2-3 years

Bed Preparation:

Beets grow best in soil that is well-drained and contains little to no rocks. A spot that receives full sun is optimal. Make sure that the spot you pick will allow for roots to penetrate the ground up to 10”. Beets require greater depth in order to grow a long, healthy taproot. Add compost and plenty of organic material to soil to ensure that beets will have plenty of nutrients to uptake once the seeds sprout. Phosphorus fertilizer may also be added along rows to enhance root growth.

Planting:

Direct sow beet seeds outdoors at a depth of ½”. Space seeds 1-2” apart. Seeds will sprout in 5-17 days. Thin sprouts as they come up to space mature plants 3-5” a part. Give beets deep waterings 2 times a week. This will coax the beet roots to grow longer and larger when reaching for moisture deeper in the soil.

Harvesting:

Beet greens mature in about 35 days, where as their roots mature in 50-80 days. Greens can be harvested by pruning leaves with shears. This will allow for a cut-and-come-again harvest.

Seed Saving:

Beets are similar to carrots and other root vegetables in that they do not flower and set seed until their second year of growth. In the beet’s second season, wait to the greens of the beets have completely gone brown. Cut off the top 4” of the plant and store in a cool, dry place for 4 weeks to allow the seeds to ripen. The seed can then be stripped off the dry foliage or pounded in a bag to release the seed. Store the seed in a paper envelope, bag or jar in a cool, dry place. Seeds may be viable for up to two years.

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Size

2 grams – Packet, 1/2 Oz, 1 Oz

1 review for Beet – Lutz Green Leaf

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Being a beet growing novice I was a little shy when it came time to plant these. Thankfully a friend jumped in and planted hundreds of seeds for me. When I asked what i was going to do with all the beets he said “eat them of course”. I like beets ok (lets be honest, they kinda taste like dirt sometimes), but I had no idea what I was in for! These beets, are SO easy to grow (in so, so soil too) lovely rich beet greens declare that life exists underneath that soil and they needed very little tending. The beets themselves were gorgeous in color and nice size, some of them were softball size! For winter storage I roasted them in the late summer, and stuck them in the freezer. I have only pride in serving these beets to my guests, they are like little purple pieces of candy, sweet and tender and don’t taste a thing like dirt!

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