250 Seeds per pack
(Beta vulgaris) 52-60 days. A 1957 All-American Selections Winner, the Ruby Queen Beet produces exceptionally sweet dark red beets. The canning industry’s favorite for years, it’s smooth buttery flavor is sure to please. Ruby Queen is a very reliable variety for home gardeners and market growers alike. Performs well in poor soil and holds its shape well in crowded spaces.
Planting Instructions for Ruby Queen Beet Seeds
Heirloom / Open Pollinated Ruby Queen 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.
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