An improved Scarlet Supreme! Excellent for baby beets! This outstanding, fast growing, sweet flavoured hybrid has smooth, medium size roots of even red colour that maintain their sweet tenderness when larger and older. The short, erect tops are bright, shiny green!
Seed as early as possible in spring. Plant seed 1 cm (1/2 in) deep in rows 45 cm (18 in) apart. Once plants are up, thin to 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 in) apart. Use thinned plants for steamed greens, which are extremely high in vitamins. Make repeat plantings during summer. Young beets have a better quality. For a good crop of beets for winter storage make sure you do a seeding mid-summer.
To Harvest: When the root tops begin to push up above the ground, carefully remove the soil around one of them to to check size. Best size is 5 cm (2 in) diameter. Pull the roots out of the ground, do not dig them up. Leave an inch of stem on root to prevent ‘bleeding’ when cooking.
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