55 days. One of the best varieties for garden fresh beets and most popular for canning in the Northeast! It boasts smooth, round, uniform roots with a bright red interior colour and deep green tops that grow 25-30cm (10-12″) tall.
Growing Tips: Plant seed as soon as the soil can be worked in early Spring. To ensure a continuous supply of fresh beets all season long, sow additional seeds every 2 weeks into earlysummer. Place the seed in rich, well-worked neutral soil 1cm (1/2″) deep, with 10-15 seeds per foot. To hasten germination, soak the seeds for an hour prior to planting. When harvesting, leave 5cm (2″) stub of stem to minimize ‘bleeding’ of the interior juice.