250 Seeds per pack
(a.k.a. Butter Slicer or Formanova) (Beta vulgaris) 46-80 days Cylindra Beet is uniquely shaped beet is long and narrow, making it easy to peel and produces more uniform slices than your typical round beet. The Cylindra Beet is well suited to gardens with little space or for those who pack a large number of varieties into there garden, with growth being down instead of out. Highly productive variety. Root is sweet and tender, smooth and ringless. Cylindra greens are small, reddish green, and edible. Great for canning, pickling, and eating.
Planting Instructions for Cylindra Beet Seeds
Heirloom / Open Pollinated beets are usually direct seeded. Plant beet seeds in full sun, when the soil has warmed in Spring, ½” deep, 1″ apart, in rows 12-16″ apart. Germination occurs in 5-17 days in soil 55-70°F. When the beets start to come up, thin to 3-4″. Keep well watered, especially during root development. Harvest beet greens when they are young for the best flavor. Harvest beet root when 1-3″ across. Heirloom Beets keep for a long time when stored in moist sand.