Growing Cylindra Beets

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Beta vulgaris

Seed

cylindra beet

Planting time: SP,SU,FA
Seeds per ounce: 1500
Ounces per square foot: 15
Minimum legal germination rate: 65%
Seed spacing (inches): 4
Germination type: Short Germinating

Notes
Cylindra Beets have a sweet and tender flavor. This is the beet for beet lovers. Its cylindrical shape permits higher productivity than regular beets. It's perfect for slicing and pickling. It's also sweet and tender at all growth stages. The leaves are sweeter than other varieties and excellent greens.

Planting

In garden spacing (inches): 4
In flat spacing (inches): 1
Planting depth (inches): 1/4
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 13
Nutrient relationship: Light Feeder

Harvest

Days to maturity: 56-63
Harvesting period (days): 28
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot:

1 (roots)
.5 (greens)

Cultural

Diseases: Leaf spot has brown spots ringed in purple, and is a result of cold wet soils. It's best plant when soil temperature is at least 65 degrees..
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Beet Armyworm, Beet Leafhopper, Flea Beetle, Leafminer

Varieties

Butter Slicer - A Danish variety that sweet, tender, and smooth skinned with small, edible, reddish green tops.

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