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Beet - Golden
Beta vulgaris (Crassa group) Biennial
Heirloom. Golden's orange roots don't bleed when cooked, but turn a deep golden yellow. It's oval-shaped roots grow fast, yet retain sweet flavor even when quite large. Golden beets are tender and mild; an excellent choice for pickling.
Did You Know? Borscht is an Eastern European soup made from beets that has been an important winter staple in countries like Russia and Poland since the 14th Century.
Soil and Water: Beets are easily grown; they prefer deep, loose soil and even, moderate water. Mulch once established to protect the root from heat.
Planting and Growing: Soak seeds for at least 12 hours before planting to promote germination. Space 2" for greens, 3" for summer harvest beets, and 4" for storages growing beets. Tolerates light shade.
Harvesting and Storage: For best flavor, harvest roots while they are 1"-3". To minimize moisture loss in the roots, twist off the greens. Roots store well in humid, cool conditions. Greens should be eaten within 1 or 2 days or picking.