Italian heirloom from 1840.
Sweet, mild tasty beet with rosy pink skin and vibrant green leaves.
Slices are spectacular with deep-pink and white rings like a candy cane.
Flesh can be grated raw in salads, cooked, or pickled. Leaves prizes as greens.
BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris
Requires loose fertile soil that is well drained. Likes cooler weather but sunny location. Plant directly into garden where soil has been well-prepared to at least 12" with any stones removed. Soaking seeds several hours in tepid water improves germination. Press soil firmly down on seeds. Thin out seedlings-use as salad greens. Keep well weeded but cultivate shallowly to avoid roots.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W /Matures 8-9/Harvest 1-6/Yield Roots 55-540, Tops 55-270/ Spacing 4"
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