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Seed Savers Albino Beet Seeds
Heirloom from Holland. Completely white sweet roots with delicious flavor. This beet never stains! For best color and to avoid green tops, blanch roots by hilling up with soil. 50 days.
Seed Savers Chioggia Beet Seeds
Pre-1840 Italian heirloom, introduced to the U.S. before 1865. Named for a fishing town near Venice. Uniquely beautiful flesh has alternating red and white concentric rings that resemble a bullís-eye. A feast for the eyes; wonderful for fresh eating and pickling. Retains markings if baked whole and sliced just before serving. 50 days.
Seed Savers Cylindra Beet Seeds
Danish heirloom. Elongated beet resembles a carrot and produces uniform round slices for eating and processing. Sweet dark red flesh is free from rings and the skin is easy to peel. Can be planted closer together than globe-shaped varieties. 46-80 days.
Seed Savers Bull's Blood Beet Seeds
Selected by Dutch seedsman Kees Sahin from the French variety Crapaudine for the darkest-colored leaves. Remarkably beautiful red-purple tops. The juice from the beets is used to make the only red food coloring allowed by Swedish law. Deliciously sweet. 35 days for baby leaf tops, 55 days for edible roots.
Seed Savers Organic Burpee's Golden Beet Seeds
Commercially available since 1828. Dual purpose beet for roots and greens. Roots are globe-shaped and bright orange, turning golden-yellow when cooked. Tender and mild even when large. Will not bleed like red beets. Sweet flavorful leaves. 50-55 days.
Seed Savers Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds
Heirloom from 1892. Original selections were made from Early Blood Turnip by Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. Nearly round blood-red 3" diameter roots. Great for canning and fresh eating. Prolific, good keeper. 60-65 days.