Not only does the color of this beet make it stand apart, but so does the flavor. Golden beets are known for being extra sweet and less "earthy" than their red counterparts. Grown alongside red, white, and candy-striped beets, your harvest will create a playful plate of color at the table. Improved germination and performance over other golden cultivars. Best at 1"–3" round.
• Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
• Days to Maturity: 85–90 Days
• Family: Amaranthaceae
• Native: Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean region
• Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual
• Plant Dimensions: Leaf tops are 12"-18" tall.
• Variety Information: Golden, globe-shaped roots up to 3" in diameter.
• Attributes: Frost Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F, for early summer crop. 6 to 8 weeks before your average first fall frost date for late summer/fall crop. Mild Climates: Sow fall through winter.
• When to Start Inside: Not recommended. Root disturbance delays maturity.
• Days to Emerge: 5–21 Days
• Seed Depth: ½"
• Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 4"
• Row Spacing: 12"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 4"
• Harvesting: For early spring sowings, harvest beets before summer heat. For late summer sowings, harvest before first heavy freeze. For winter sowings in mild climates, harvest in early spring. Harvest when roots are anywhere from 1"–3" in diameter. The smaller they are, the more tender. Greens are most tender when small, so start harvesting when they are 2" tall. You can take as much as one third of a beet plant's outer leaves without harming the root crop.