Botanical Interests Organic Beet Chioggia Heirloom Seeds
55 days. This Italian heirloom produces delicious green tops and tasty roots. When cooked in slices, the rings merge to a nice pink color or cook whole to preserve the color. Each beet seed produces multiple plants and the thinnings are a delightful addition to your salad for extra color and flavor. Packed with nutrition, beets are high in fiber, potassium, folic acid and the antioxidant, betacyanin. Delicious roasted, steamed, and pickled.
This packet sows five 5-foot rows
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost for early summer crop, and late summer for fall crop. Growing during hot temperature periods should be avoided. In USDA zones 6 or warmer, seed can be sown outside as early as January 1st. Zones 10 and 11 can sow fall through winter.
When to start inside: Not recommended.
Special germination instructions: Soak seeds for 8 to 24 hours before sowing.
Harvesting: For early spring sowings, harvest before summer heat. For late summer sowings, harvest before first heavy frost. For winter sowings in mild climates, harvest by March. Harvest when roots are anywhere from 2" - 3" in diameter. Do not let them get too big; the smaller they are, the more tender. You can take as much as one third of a beet plant's leaves for greens without harming the root crop; leave at least 2" of foliage above ground level.
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.